I appreciate Lady Gaga’s weird videos and her bizarre marketing choices, like appearing on Gossip Girl. Even some of her music isn’t completely awful. “Applause,” the first single from ARTPOP, is definitely not a good song, but the video is fascinating and (my favorite!) highly gif-able.
Here’s one verse that makes me think, she totally gets it:
I’ve overheard your theory “nostalgia’s for geeks”
I guess sir, if you say so, some of us just like to read
One second I’m a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me
Pop culture was in art, now art’s in pop culture in me
Then she blows it on the dumb-as-fuck chorus:
I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause
Now that is some Katy Perry shit. I would rather listen to One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” on repeat (BTW, SLLS is totally on board with the Niall-Ellie Goulding pairing. Those boys love the old ladies!). Actually there is one part of “Applause” that sounds exactly like Grimes, which Claire should take as a huge compliment since she is (IMHO) a more important contemporary artist than Gaga at this moment.
Even though this video has only been out for 24 hours the internet is rife with well thought-out analysis of the symbolism and images in the video. This post will not be like that because, well, if you think too hard about Lady Gaga the world itself loses all meaning. Instead, let’s find some hidden themes in these seemingly random images stuffed together, hmmm?
This is one of the most mesmerizing gifs I’ve ever seen. It also makes Gaga look like Mariah Carey which I think is completely intentional.
I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for but you get the idea.
This is obviously a reference to Janet Jackson.
Gaga loves her some 90s pop divas.
Lady Gaga is in the Illuminati
One of my favorite secret hobbies is watching You Tube videos that accuse famous people of being in the Illuminati. I even watched one on Dappy once.
ETA: The world agrees with me and I am not totally crazy.
She goes wig-less!
I wonder if this is her real hair, it is really cute:
I almost wish she looked like this all the time. I know this goes against who she is–chameleon, artist, pretentious asshole–but she’s so pretty! Plus, I dig the CRAZY EYES!!
Enjoys dreaming up new ways to scare children
By “children” I mean “me.”
I wish I had been able to prepare for this moment. It is so utterly horrifying. A
talking singing animal that resembles a puppet? NO THANK YOU.