Saturday, 12 February 2011

Review: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

"Born This Way" has been hyped to no end by Gaga and her crew as a song of great importance, so why does she sound so impatient in it? Instead of taking time to indicate its importance, the song rushes from verse to verse and hook to hook with very little of it making any impact. Only the chorus leaves any sort of lasting impression, and if Gaga was an artist whose revenue relied entirely on 30-second ringtones, that would be enough.

However, Lady Gaga seems to be advocating for the return of pop music's overblown grandeur through her extended-length music videos and increasingly outrageous wardrobe, so instead of just having a nice chorus and being done with it, the song feels like it has to Make A Statement - and doesn't quite succeed in the process.