There is some sort of narrative going on in the new Lady Gaga video that I'm totally not getting. Admittedly I've drinkin', but still, I get the feeling that it shouldn't be this hard to decipher the message behind the visuals to a pop song. However, instead of waiting till tomorrow, and sobriety, to form a more lucid opinion on it, I decided to get this post up for any of you who wanted to discuss this new video for G.U.Y, sooner rather than later.
The extended clip- which features a ludicrously long credit roll- functions almost as an album sampler; containing tasters of Artpop, Venus and Manicure, but the lion's share is of course devoted to the new single, G.U.Y.
What stuck with me most after watching the clip is the upped the budget for this project- well, comparatively to Applause and the non-video for Do What U Want. The Diva delivered opulence with multiple locations, extras galore and some high production values. Ultimately it invoked memories of her glory days when she was ruling the dominion of pop.
G.U.Y isn't my favourite song from Artpop, but I'm glad to see Gaga back making drawn-out and costly videos again. That's half the fun of her as far I'm concerned.