I go back and forth between hating Lady Gaga and not being able to deny her catchy songs, but generally I think her over the top, dramatic costumes and stage shows are getting both played out and boring to watch. Being “different” can only be done so many times before it starts to be “the same”, right?
That’s how I feel about this clip from her new video “Bad Romance”. The costumes are over the top, the single sounds synthetic and poppy. Basically, it’s exactly what we’ve already seen all over again. Fans of Gaga might find that this is exactly the type of video they are hoping to get from their favorite artist, but for those of us out there who could still use some conversion, she’s not exactly selling anything new.
I don’t think we’ll see anything like this from her any time soon, but I would love it if Lady G took her (supposedly) great voice and did something mellow and simple with both her song and her video a la Sinead O’Connor and the “Nothing Compares to You” video. If she could still make a splash while cutting back on all the flair, that would be something to talk about.