Lady GaGa felt she was making her own acid to help survive in her life when she created 'ARTPOP'.

The 28-year-old singer has likened her third studio record to the powerful hallucinogenic drug because she needed the album to help overcome criticisms about her musical ability and she also believes the record helped youngsters to overcome their own troubles and depression.

She said: ''With that album it's like I was creating my own acid. Acid is a synthetically-created drug, in laboratories, and I created a synthetic musical drug for myself to survive my life.

''But then as I travelled around the world I met more and more kids that were fully f***ing 'ARTPOP' to the wildest galaxies of their dreams. Kids whose whole lives were changed by the album.

''You know, Planet Venus is a place that they go in their minds when they are at home, to escape their family life, their troubles, their depression.''

The 'Born This Way' hitmaker - who is dating actor Taylor Kinney - admits she loves to ''go crazy'' and have a few drinks at night but can also turn off that side of herself and easily revert back to the classical-trained pianist she is when she needs to.

Speaking to Yahoo! Style, she added: ''You know, I'm the lady by day, and I'm Gaga by night. And I'm always going to be that way, because it's a testament to your discipline as a musician. I do like to drink, I like to get crazy, I like to go out with my friends, and I like to sing rock and roll. I used to go-go dance!

''At the end of the day I'm a classically-trained pianist and I'm a singer, and that's what allows the girl that goes out at night to also go on stage with Tony Bennett at Lincoln Center. Because I know how to do it.''