Showing posts with label edge of glory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label edge of glory. Show all posts

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Lady Gaga delivers a stunning, accoustic version of "Edge of Glory" on Howard Stern

Lady Gaga visited American shock jock Howard Stern last week for an interview and, more importantly to me, give a live performance of new single Edge of Glory. With just her piano for company, Gaga gave a dramatic acoustic rendition of the song that left even Mr Stern enraptured with her voice.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Video Review: Lady Gaga "Edge Of Glory"

edge of glory video

Simple isn't a word usually associated with Lady Gaga but the video for new single Edge of Glory is just that, and frankly the timing for Gaga to embrace the word couldn't have been better. Nothing about the Born this way project has been simple so far and was starting to feel like it was relying too heavily on gimmicks, controversy and big money to guarantee high sales instead of trusting in the music to do so. But the video for Edge of Glory bucks this trend.

The video contains no controversial religious imagery (gasp!), only one extra (double gasp!)- in the form of saxophonist Clarence Clemons - is all shot on one location/set (hyperventilating) and only features two outfits (FAINT!).

There are problems with the video though. The original director, Joseph Khan, left the project part way thorough, after supposedly having differences in opinion about the direction of the video, and as such the video is missing a strong, if any, narrative or structure to the video. However that's a minor quibble as the video could be seen as a performance piece. The main issue, and the one that makes me feel most uncomfortable watching the video, is Gaga's proactive postulating and scantily clad gyrations when the song is supposedly written about, or at least inspired by the passing of her Grandfather.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Single Review: Lady Gaga "Edge Of Glory" - Gaga releases yet another poor single.

What is going on with Lady Gaga and the Born this way project? The first single, also entitled Born this Way, was terrible. Judas was a little better. But new single Edge of Glory has her depressingly sliding back towards Born this way territory.