If you haven’t already, please head to Vogue.com immediately to read the Lady Gaga interview featured in the March 2011 issue of Vogue.
Supreme writing aside, the article also includes a wealth of new pop nuggets concerning Gaga’s upcoming studio album, Born This Way. And now, here they are:
+ On “Born This Way,” the lead single:
The song at first sounds suspiciously like a Madonna tune and then switches into something that feels a bit like a Bronski Beat hit and then finally transforms into its own thing: a Gaga original. Clearly an homage to the obscure underground disco record â€œI Was Born This Wayâ€; it is an unbelievably great dance song, destined to be the anthem of every gay-pride event for the next 100 years.
+ Additional album song titles include â€œHair,â€ â€œBad Kids,â€ and â€œGovernment Hooker.â€
+ On “Judas,” the second single:
The second single to be released is called â€œJudasâ€ 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.
+ On “Americano,” another album track:
…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,â€ has a resounding Piafesque chorus. Turns out it was intentional. â€œIt sounds like a pop record, but when I sing it, I see Edith Piaf in a spotlight with an old microphone.â€
On the sound of Born This Way:
“Thereâ€™s a Bruce Springsteen vibe, thereâ€™s a Guns Nâ€™ Roses moment. Itâ€™s the anthemic nature of the melodies and the choruses.â€ She feels itâ€™s different fromâ€”and better thanâ€”anything sheâ€™s done before. â€œIt is much more vocally up to par with what Iâ€™ve always been capable of. Itâ€™s more electronic, but I have married a very theatrical vocal to it. Itâ€™s like a giant musical-opus theater piece.â€
There’s now less than 24 hours until the premiere of “Born This Way.” Can you handle it?