"I love Artpop so much. That album got me through the hardest time. Making that record, it healed my soul every single night. It’s like the most incredible thing when your friend can play a bass line and it gets inside your spirit and your heart like that and you say, 'I was feeling so sick, but then you played that and now I feel so alive and I can keep going'." Making her latest album gave Lady GaGa the impetus she needed to bounce back from hip surgery.