Lady Gaga Was "Hurting" While Writing New Song 'Applause' Before Hip Surgery

15 August 2013, 10:40 | Updated: 15 August 2013, 10:42

The 'You & I' singer wrote the song during a difficult time and her producer says it was an important track for her.

Lady Gaga wrote her new single 'Applause' while she was "hurting" badly towards the end of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour, the song's producer has revealed.

The 'Marry The Night' singer released her lead single from 'ARTPOP' this week and DJ White Shadow says writing the song was therapeutic for the star during her hip injury and recovery after.

"Every single song she has some kind of meaning to it," producer DJ White Shadow told MTV News this week. "When she wrote ['Applause] that's what she maine, over a period of time it develops into a cohesive idea.

"Basically what I'm saying is that all of them have some kind of meaning, and when she wrote that she was hurting the whole time," he revealed. "And after she figured out what it was that was hurting and figured how severe that was and had that time off, we had time to go back and like really sit around and craft and take it to the next level."

The producer, behind some of the star's biggest hits, also opened up about Gaga's love for her fans, and says she works tirelessly to support and create music for them.

"She has a complete and total adoration for her fans," he explained. "I've never seen anyone in my entire life work as hard or do as much for her fans.

"It's a back-and-forth thing, she does so much for them that they naturally want to do stuff for her," the producer added. "The reason why those kids are so into Lady Gaga is because Lady Gaga is so into them."

Check out Lady Gaga's new promo shot from her 'ARTPOP' campaign below:

Lady Gaga returns with her new album 'ARTPOP' on 11th November.