The latest postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic is Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album “Chromatica,” which was slated for an April 10 release.
Confused about Lady Gaga’s new music video? You’re not the only one.
The Grammy winner surprised fans on Friday when she released a short film for her song, “911”. In true Gaga fashion, it’s artistically arresting. It features bold colors, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it details and a compelling storyline.
When the nearly five-minute video starts, Gaga awakes in a pit of white sand and is surrounded by pomegranates. She follows a masked horse rider to a location surrounded by adobe buildings. The succession of scenes show us a man banging his head violently on a pillow, a robed woman clinging to a mummy and a tall-dark-and-handsome man bringing knives toward Gaga as she screams.
Just as viewers reach the apex of ‘What the…?” the video takes a turn. Gaga snaps into reality, waking up on a stretcher in the middle of a car crash. The unsettling images now make sense… mostly.
Gaga took to Instagram on Friday to explain the significance of her short film, calling it “the poetry of pain.”
“This short film is very personal to me, my experience with mental health and the way reality and dreams can interconnect to form heroes within us and all around us,” she wrote on Friday. “I’d like to thank my director/filmmaker Tarsem for sharing a 25 year old idea he had with me because my life story spoke so much to him. I’d like to thank Haus of Gaga for being strong for me when I wasn’t, and the crew for making this short film safely during this pandemic without anyone getting sick. It’s been years since I felt so alive in my creativity to make together what we did with “911”.”
She concluded by thanking her “little monsters”: “thank you for believing in me when I was very afraid. Something that was once my real life everyday is now a film, a true story that is now the past and not the present. It’s the poetry of pain.”
Fans took to Twitter to unveil some of their initial reactions.
User Carlos Gzz lauded the music video as “a Frida khalo type of painting with a #ladygaga touch.”
“The #911video is something you watch 50 times and notice something new with every watch,” user sabrina wrote.
Some “monsters” even tried explaining the hidden meanings and confusing ending of “911.”
One fan called Gaga “an artistic genius.”
Fans also made light of Gaga’s newest art, some even making memes.
“Me waking up in 2021,” user Louis Ortiz wrote attached to a screengrab of Gaga with a red covering over her eyes.
Another user jokes that Gaga’s dancing “qualifies as a presidential State of the Union address.”
Still confused about the music video? Don’t worry. Even those who don’t fully understand everything going on in the video are raving over Gaga’s latest work.
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