Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Lady Gaga...not quite so gaga!

Psycho, shocking, influential, insightful and erotic.

These are just some of the words that spring to mind when thinking of Lady Gaga's latest endeavour, 'Bad Romance'.

What strikes me most is how the track captures my generation's attitude toward love and romance, if you can even call it that!

Somehow we are no longer in love with being in love, rather the feeling of addiction that this love incites. And why? Because it's more compelling. Well at least for some of us!

'I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as its free

I want your love and
I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your love and
All your lovers' revenge
You and me could write a bad romance'

With clarity of expression this defined and more to the point true, it's sad to think how little we've seen of this pop demon.

Lady Gaga aka Stefani Germanotta brings to popculture what Alexander McQueen brings to the fashion world, daredevilry.

By pushing boundries, in this case social and cultural, this eccentric artist unconsciously liberates us from the chains of society's expectant voice. This in turn allows us to manifest our own desires however perverse they may be.

So the next time you think that Lady Gaga is one step short of entering a mental institution or whore house, take a closer look at what her work represents. You might just be surprised at what you find.

Listen to Bad Romance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uceCz0nltQ