GET IN LOSER, WE'RE GOING BACK TO CHROMATICA FOR LADY GAGA'S THIRD SINGLE, '911'
SEP 18TH 2020
When you say the name Lady Gaga, what comes to mind? High fashion, killer vocals, deadly concepts and a genius that takes pop music into places beyond where anyone else has taken it. The Chromatica superstar has always created music videos that push the envelope, challenge our perceptions of reality and elevate the modern standard for music visuals, from ‘Judas’ to ‘Born This Way’, Gaga has never left us thirsty.
For the release of Chromatica’s 3rd single, ‘911’, she raised the bar higher, with the surprise release of a Tarsem Singh directed mini-film chock full of surreal and arresting imagery. With nods to art-house classics like Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain, Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2, and Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates,the clip is Gaga at her most creative. Throw out the usual dance breaks or elusive narrative’s, ‘911’ is us witnessing a songstress at her peak.
There was a message behind all the surrealism. Moments after the video's release Gaga took to Instagram to explain the video's symbolism and its deeply personal message. "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 before thanking Singh, her team, and legions of supportive fans for bringing the concept to life. With every frame packed with film references, incredible fashion, and action packed narratives, '911' is easily one of the most interesting, unique and captivating visuals from a popstar in recent years. "It’s been years since I felt so alive in my creativity to make together what we did with “911" she said. "Something that was once my real life every day is now a film, a true story that is now the past and not the present. It’s the poetry of pain."
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