GAGA OOH LA LA! Lady Gaga Unveils 'Born This Way' Album Art and Releases New Single
By now you're all probably aware that both Lady Gaga's new single AND Born This Way album artwork have been released. Take a peek at the album artwork above and feel free to analyze away. Very literally, Gaga appears to be saying that she was born as a bad-ass motorcycle but we all know that's not actually what she's saying. There's meaning there (somewhere) and I look forward to hearing what that explanation is. In short, I think the cover is fun, It's a little bit rock & roll, a little bit glam, a lot...weird. Gaga has officially lost her mind.
What about "Judas," the Lady Gaga/RedOne-produced/written second single off of Born This Way? At first listen...I'm left confused. I like parts of it, I don't like parts of it. I can tell you this much though, it's better than "Born This Way." Maybe not lyrically (MuuMuse broke down some of the song's silly lyrics in his recent review) but musically? Absolutely. Sure, it sounds dangerously close to past singles, "Bad Romance" in particular but it's still a good song. I think it may get better with future listens, but for right now I'm willing to say that it's GOOD. Look out for the controversial music video to premiere soon. Directed by Gaga and choreographer Laurieann Gibson and co-starring actor Norman Reedus, Gaga reportedly appears as Mary Magdalene in the video, sparking criticism from at least one Catholic advocacy/civil rights organization. Download "Judas" on iTunes HERE. Born This Way is due for release May 23rd via Interscope Records.