Lady Gaga Says Time Off For Hip Recovery Helped Make New Album 'ARTPOP' Better

30 July 2013, 15:19 | Updated: 30 July 2013, 15:34

The 'You & I' singer says the time away from the spotlight helped her perfect her new record.

Lady Gaga says having to slow down and take some time off to recover after her hip surgery earlier this year actually helped the recording process for her new album 'ARTPOP'.

The 'Marry The Night' singer was forced to cancel the final leg of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour back in February to have surgery to repair a hip tear, and says she made sure to make full use of her time away from the spotlight.

"I had six months to beef up my brain and my body," Lady Gaga revealed to WWD this week. "I got to put a giant white or black sheet of paint over my whole canvas and I got to review 'ARTPOP' again.

"I was given the time to really be creative, because it's a gazing process, it really is," the 'You & I' singer explained. "I have to gaze into the work for long periods of time for it to be good."

Check out a picture of Lady Gaga promoting her new single 'Applause' below:

Gaga goes on to say she feels having to take time off was work it now because she feels fully confident about her upcoming third studio album.

"I have that feeling, that wonderful feeling, when me, Inez and Brandon look at each other and go, 'It's so good. That's the one'," Gaga added.

In the same interview Lady Gaga also confirmed that the music video for her new single 'Applause' has already been filmed.

Lady Gaga releases 'Applause' on  on 19th August with new album 'ARTPOP' following on 11th November.