Get ready! It’s time. The one and only Stefani ‘Mother Monster’ Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga has exploded the bomb. She’s back with a brand new single and we are really ready.
The multifaceted artist has released her brand new single on September 9th, and it’s officially called “Perfect Illusion“. The song is confirmed as the lead cut taken from her fifth studio album “Joanne”, which was launched on October 21st year via Interscope.
This becomes the first proper POP single from Gaga since 2013’s “ARTPOP” album. “Perfect Illusion” was written and produced by Germanotta along Kevin Parker, Mike “BloodPop” Tucker and Mark Ronson. About the track, she told iHeartRadio:
The song is about modern ecstasy… We found our sweet, simple, ragey way of saying it
The official single artwork was revealed on September 6th and it was created by Andrea C Gelardin and Ruth Hogben, who is also responsible for the music video which was filmed in a desert outside Los Angeles. Gaga’s longtime collaborator Brandon Maxwell did the fashion style for the production
A special/alternate version of the song with the extra collaboration of American rapper Twista is also expected to be released in the coming days.
The single is a perfect grunge-infused 90s-inspired disco-rock piece, maybe it’s not an instant radio hit, but it’s definitely a grower from start to finish with a killer chorus “It wasn’t love, it wasn’t love, it was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)” and highly influences from German band Guano Apes and Nirvana’s vocalist Kurt Cobain.
For me, “Perfect Illusion” is just a first taste of what’s to come and it’s like the “Applause” of this new era. So let’s enjoy this perfect illusion until the second single arrives, hopefully be a big pop bop signed by RedOne.
The frenetic music video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben, and produced Keeley Gould was premiered after Scream Queens Season 2 premiere on Tuesday September 20th.
Little Monsters, Gaga is BACK!