Gaga’s New Single? Not So ‘Dope’

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Oh God. Oh God, my ears. No. Nope, sorry. Gaga debuted her latest ARTPOP single this week, performing it at YouTube’s Music Awards last night. The singer’s voice, deep and haunting, tells a story of a love lost twisted with a touch of fan appreciation. Continue reading

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Does Gaga’s video deserve ‘Applause?’

Lady Gaga’s music videos are like hallucination-induced short films. I know music is an interpretation, but half the time I feel like I’ve got a “WTF?” face the whole time I’m watching. Applause was released Monday the 19th and apparently it’s chock-full of cultural references—an ambitious BuzzFeed staffer broke it down:

“The curtain opened Monday on the video for “Applause,” Lady Gaga’s first single in almost two years. And she’s right back at it, putting out a video rich with various influences and symbolism-overload, though this time it clocks in at a reasonable 3:36 instead of the nine-minute video epics we were growing accustomed to from her. “Applause” was directed by famed fashion photographer duo (and previous Gaga collaborators) Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.

The video is visually stunning, but it can also get confusing, with references to Greek mythology, German expressionist horror films, Hindu goddesses, and callbacks to previous Gaga videos. We’re here to help break it all down for you.”

Read the full article for the complete symbolic analysis.

What do you guys think of the video for Applause?
Artistic expression or attention-seeking oddity? Continue reading

PERRY VS. GAGA

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Attention all KatyCats and Little Monsters—it’s almost time!

Lady Gaga announced the title of her new album ARTPOP last year by giving fans a sneak peek at her new ink. On a much larger (but perhaps not as permanent) scale, a golden semi was spotted cruising around L.A. this afternoon sporting the name of Katy Perry’s upcoming album. Undoubtedly two of the most creative artists in pop music right now, Katy and Gaga look to be in the running to take award season head-on at the same time. Mark your calendars …

GAGA
August 19: New single “Applause” drops.
August 25: Mother Monster returns to the stage (and our TV screens) at the VMAs.
November 11: ARTPOP release.

KATY
August 12: New single “Roar” drops.
October 22: PRISM release.

Whose new album has you more excited? Sound off in the comments!