Lady Gaga, take some freakin’ notes, will you? I’ve been saying this forever. The only way to come back after going crazy or releasing a song or music video that scares and offends half the world is by doing something digestible and mainstream to show that you can play both sides.
While MIA’s video for “XXXO” is being slammed by some for “looking cheap” or because musically we’ve heard her do better, I have to say that a breezy pop single accompanied by easy and fun to watch video is actually quite smart.
Forget the idea of constantly trying to top yourself, sometimes not topping yourself is the only way to show everyone that you’re working with something real.