I could have been like everyone else and sprung up a post about Lady Gaga‘s “Stupid Love” the minute it officially hit the web. Since there was a massive leak of the track online in January. It seemed to me few little monsters would be able to hold up their paws up and solemnly declare they hadn’t listened to even the tiniest snippet of it. Anyways contrary to what normally happens in these situations, she sure did wait a while before properly dropping the track, didn’t she?
I had hoped that alongside the arrival of “Stupid Love,” we might get some kind of announcement or information about mother monster’s highly, anticipated sixth studio album. Again, upon release nothing in way of an official confirmation was forthcoming. Even the press release was as brief as it could possibly be, in that, it didn’t reveal anything that I didn’t already know. But, confirmed. The single is accompanied by a music video that was shot entirely on an iPhone 11 Pro and directed by Daniel Askill. (The video is amazing and a testament to the on-going advances in iPhone technology.) Gaga does love being associated with big brands. No surprise. This video is part of Apple’s ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign.
I think the majority of people are over the moon that Gaga came back and served the pop universe a full-on 80s fizzing bop, like this. (I know that I am pretty happy she did.) Aside from introducing us to her latest alter-ego, a power-ranger styled, kindness punk, as seen in the video. Other than making our ears pop with colour. The release only serves to officially verify, at least some of the collaborators Gaga has been working with for LG6. BloodPop®, Tchami, (we knew) Max Martin, and Ely Rise. Elsewhere it is pretty much business as usual, in the Gaga Universe. The little monsters will continue in their quest to decipher every microscopic clue from every image, and every word Gaga posts. The debate around the use of the word and the use of #Chromatica hashtag will spring up more days brewing up of theories, that it is a connection to the album name or make-up range.
Morgan Kibby – who records under the name, White Sea Music, involvement on “Stupid Love” will probably continue to go under the radar. (She is responsible for the orchestral arrangement and was assisted by Lady Gaga, for the music heard in the of opening credits of the video.)
As much as I love to absorb facts and boost my music knowledge. I am still recovering from all the online sleuthing which happened this week, surrounding the UK entry at Eurovision. It has been quite an exhausting week. I am happy to hang-up my Sherlock cap, leave the on-going detective work with the little monsters and spend the rest of my weekend simply enjoying the pure euphoria and poptasticness of “Stupid Love.” After all, it’s probably the way Gaga intended it to be appreciated.
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