Lady Gaga just released the video for “911”, the third single off her album Chromatica. It follows singles “Stupid Love” and “Rain On Me” ft. Ariana Grande. She performed all three songs at the VMAs last month. Apparently “911” was written about Gaga’s experiences on an antipsychotic drug called olanzapine, which she takes because she “can’t always control things that my brain does.” Join the club, Stef! The video is fairly standard artsy fartsy Gaga featuring a surprise twist this side of Chicago Med.
Well, MTV has done it! They’ve shown that you can put on a star-studded spectacle in the middle of a global pandemic and proved beyond a doubt that it’s a very dumb idea. MTV dared to do what the other girls wouldn’t and risked everybody’s health by inviting confirmed disease vector Doja Cat (who really should have that glowing fish whistle looked at) and others to walk a virtual red carpet set up for last night’s MTV VMAs. Was it worth it? Well, let me put it this way. No.
I am aware of how redundant it is to describe Lady Gaga’s choices as “over-the-top,” since everything she does is over the top. In fact, if she hadn’t gone full-Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards last night, today’s headline might be something like, “Lady Gaga worries humanity by keeping her look subdued and restrained, and only doing one costume change.”
I don’t know about you, but I had a perfectly good and normal weekend curled up in a fetal position in the shower glugging down a bottle of special occasion “End Times” wine in between racking sobs. Basically, I didn’t do shit. But as Kristian mentioned earlier, quite a few celebrities spent the weekend out in the streets with Black Lives Matter, protesting police brutality, spurred by the recent murders of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor by the police. Some of them didn’t even post about it on social media, they just showed up! But many more took to their notes apps instead to express their solidarity with the BLM movement. Billie Eilish took aim at #AllLivesMatter types telling them to “shut the fuck up.” And Lady Gaga came for Donald Trump, accusing him of “fueling a system that is already rooted in racism.” And the always outspoken Pink!, well she just re-posted Billie’s post. But it’s the thought that counts! #thoughtsandprayers.
Today Lady Gaga released her new album, Chromatica, which I always have to remind myself is not a cheap color-changing lipstick thrown in free with the purchase of $100 worth of Haus Labs cosmetics. As expected, Gaga fans are breaking down each song, lyric by lyric, searching for subtle messages planted by Gaga herself. And the good news for the rest of us is that they might have managed to dig up some gossipy evidence regarding Gaga’s relationship with her former fiancé Christian Carino.
That son of a bitch did it. She really did it! Lady Gaga managed to release her new single ft. Ariana Grande, Rain On Me, without any premature leaks (insert joke about pre-cum), a first for her new album Chromatica. A big congrats to Gaga and her team for achieving the absolute bare minimum!
According to Gaga and Ariana, this song is the most meaningful musical collaboration since Hall met Oates. Ditch your therapist and forget the emotion known as “sadness”, because all your struggles are over. Rain On Me is your savior. Continue reading