Alright people, here we go. Lady Gaga debuted her new music video for her first single from the same titled album Born This Way earlier today. Having already heard the single before it absolutely chimes in on the Madonna-ness from her influences. That isn’t deniable. But the music video strays from that. Molded into a strange beast-like mix of just weird, half-breed vampire, pterodactyl, alien thing she sleuths through a birth that announces her evil being from the rest of the universe. Now, the story telling as campy as it was actually reminded me of earlier sci-fi films that I actually enjoyed. The eighties was the shit and still is. And with a combination of Madonna references (check them out on Idolator) and who knows which sci-fi films were hacked – the earlier portion of the music was enjoyable for me. The rest of the dancing and prancing as there is in any mainstream pop music video was what it was.
Lady Gaga does things differently. And if she has to keep doing it to keep herself in the limelight, good for her. She can pull it off. But I don’t think she’ll ever have the presence and longevity that the Queen of Pop has had.
MP3: “Born This Way“