Hello new Lady Gaga video!
Having only finally watched this after being convinced by Lesley’s analysis, I have to say this so perfectly illustrates my feelings about Gaga as to be worthy of exposition. In the order which will allow for a M. Knight Shyamalan-ly lacklustre twist, my thoughts are: “Wow, this is some boring music; why is there an an intro and then six solid minutes of a constantly looping chorus which itself is made up of like five words?” and “This is like a totally awesome PSA for a demographic who is otherwise never going to get the sort of if-not-revolutionary-then-revolutionary-to-pop-listeners messages Gaga posits.”
The latter mostly wins out, to the point where I think what she’s doing is awesome, and I’m glad that market is getting these messages somewhere, but on the flipside I wish there was someone additionally putting out these messages for people who will self-Tyson if they ever hear “Ale-Alejandro Ale-Alejandro” another 30,000 times (read: this song, once). In short: Long live Lady Gaga; I hope never to hear her again.