Friday, February 11, 2011

New Lady Gaga Vogue Cover Released And Other Comments

Lady Gaga Vogue Cover

Cool cover!  Vogue just released its cover image of Lady Gaga for their next issue (no doubt, just in time for the release of her new single ("Born This Way") tomorrow.).  Boy are they smart (yeah, we know this was a planned coordination!)!  Sales of the mag should skyrocket.  THR reported that the internet has been at a frenzy these last couple of days, abuzz about anticipation of what Lady Gaga says will be , "the album of the decade".

Here is an excerpt from her Vogue interview, as reported by ICYDK:

She tells Vogue that Elton John pronounced ‘Born This Way’ the “gayest song” he had ever heard. “I wrote it in ten fucking minutes,” she says, “and it is a completely magical message song. And after I wrote it, the gates just opened, and the songs kept coming. It was like an immaculate conception.” She plays a few more songs and mentions a few others—with tantalizing titles like “Hair,” “Bad Kids,” and “Government Hooker.” The second single to be released is called “Judas” and is, typically, a mash-up: The melody sounds like it was written for the Ronettes, but it is set to a sledgehammering dance beat and is about falling in love with backstabbing men of the biblical variety. Another song, “Americano,” which she describes as like “a big mariachi techno-house record, where I am singing about immigration law and gay marriage and all sorts of things that have to do with disenfranchised communities in America,” has a resounding Piafesque chorus. Turns out it was intentional. “It sounds like a pop record, but when I sing it, I see Edith Piaf in a spotlight with an old microphone.” (Piaf is an apt reference—they both evince a similar brand of heroic vulnerability.) But, she says, “there are some very rock-’n’-roll moments on the album, too: There’s a Bruce Springsteen vibe, there’s a Guns N’ Roses moment. It’s the anthemic nature of the melodies and the choruses.” She feels it’s different from—and better than—anything she’s done before. “It is much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of. It’s more electronic, but I have married a very theatrical vocal to it. It’s like a giant musical-opus theater piece.”

Read more excerpts from Lady Gaga's interview with Vogue here.

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