After several months of desperately waiting for news on Lady Gaga’s upcoming album, ARTPOP, little monsters everyone can finally rejoice. We have spoken with a member of the HAUS and are proud to be the first to announce the details of ARTPOP!
“I am an Art Popist. I assign Art to things that are popular. I place new meaning on that which already exists.” – Lady Gaga
Contrary to earlier reports, ARTPOP is not an album full of new material. Rather, Gaga is breaking the creative mold by creating a album full of remixes, extended versions, and behind-the-scenes “making-of” documentaries of all her most famous works along with previously unreleased material. Here are a few examples of what will be found on ARTPOP:
-A unique mashup/rock-inspired remix of Bad Romance and Poker Face, tentatively titled “Judas.”
-The Edge of Glory video we always wanted but never got. The video features more footage of Gaga dancing on the fire escape. In order to fill the extra footage with music, Gaga has enlisted Katy Perry to sing an additional verse from the perspective of Yüyi over the sound of the saxophone solo from Last Friday Night.
-Nocturnal Anniversary: An updated remix of the Marry the Night video. It will answer lingering questions from the original Marry the Night video such as, “When will the song start?” and, “What exactly is going on anyway?”
-Skype: Lady Gaga’s smash hit Telephone, updated for 2013. The song is exactly the same, except the line “stop telephoning me” has been replaced with, “stop Skype chatting with me.”
-Disco Shtick: A teaser for Lady Gaga’s upcoming comedy tour with Bette Midler.
-TEA: A video montage of Gaga’s most prized teacups, set to a remixed version of the song Born This Way featuring sampled vocals from Madonna in which she says “reductive” and sips tea. The song ends with Gaga pointing out that Express Yourself sounds very similar to the 1970s hit Respect Yourself before spilling hot tea on Madonna.
-The previously unreleased video to Dance in the Dark! Directed by Laurieann Gibson, it is the first music video ever to be shot entirely in the dark! The video (and accompanying single release) was shelved and replaced with Alejandro after test audiences complained that they couldn’t see anything in the video but a pitch-black screen.
New music, including songs such as Sex Dreams and G.U.Y. (Guy Under You) were originally set to be included with ARTPOP, but have been postponed until her next album.
ARTPOP is set for release April 1, 2014.
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