Lady Gaga - Perfect Illusion
With her new album dropping very soon, I thought this would be the perfect music video to review today, especially since I haven't seen it yet. The single didn't chart as well as everyone thought it would, but there's still time for it to climb when the album is released. I'm a little worried it will climb really high and affect my choices for Chart Mondays in the coming weeks, but I can worry about that at a later date! Lady Gaga sings about the "Perfect Illusion" in a party infused video, she's sexed up and ready as flashing lights distort the video. Lady Gaga is the illusionist we want to see.
Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, is one of the biggest female singers globally. Batting out hit after hit after hit, she is the one to watch. This is the first single from her fifth studio album titled "Joanne". It is a pure power song that leaves you wanting more. It unfortunately doesn't go anywhere because Lady Gaga brings it hard from start to finish. It was written by Lady Gaga, Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson and Michael Tucker.
The video directed by Ruth Hogben and Andrea Gelardin. There are a few cameos in the video from Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker and Michael Tucker. It was filmed in Los Angeles and the directors also shot the single cover artwork.
There's not a lot going on in the video. Lady Gaga performs like no one is watching, she brings so much fire to the stage it's how you would imagine her being at a gig. She's completely energetic on stage, and the crowd is clearly loving her from start to finish.
We watch her get out of a car and kick the sandy ground as she keeps singing. There is also another similar scene where she is wearing different clothes and is surrounded by a band and the crowd. She gets hands-on with her band.
The lights are a complete distraction, at times they flash way too much for even me to deal with. It definitely distorts the video completely. Lady Gaga also swings the microphone, it's so addicting to swing something with rope, she's probably done it plenty of times and she pulls it off like it's nothing.
Lady Gaga has so much confidence and presence when performing, she is the perfect illusion in our dreams. Quite a different video from her, a pure performance piece with brilliant stage vibes. Bring on her album!
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