For many, the coming of a new year means resolutions and a personal promise to return to the gym. For some Little Monsters this means we are back in the Age of GaGa. Drenching oneself in Fame perfume and waiting with open arms for the coming of our queen and the fruits of her labour is going to be a long task. Even though we have been assured that the album, ARTPOP, will be in our hands this spring, the official release date is yet to be announced.
After GaGa released “Cake like Lady GaGa” and showcased a very strange and different side of her persona, her fans were filled with mixed feelings.
In our fabulous gay community one needs to observe certain guidelines in order to maintain popular opinion. While it would be warranted for someone to put Nicki Minaj in “The Burn Book” for any occasion, it takes a lot of guts to go up against Barbra Streisand for anything less than murder. GaGa is one of the adorned few who can’t be criticized, without being criticized in return, so excuse me if I break the rules and tell it like it is.
I cannot possibly be the only gay man worried after hearing “Cake.” The song does not involve a single note of vocal exertion and it makes next to no sense. In the hope that a political parallel would be gleamed from digging deeper, I Google searched the meaning behind her ramblings and came up short. Could it be that I’m thinking too much and that the true meaning is merely a superficial new catch phrase? When you consider that every song on her last two albums were worth a conversation, “Cake” seems to drop the ball entirely.
I want nothing but to see The Mother Monster succeed, especially since her announcement of a duet with Lana Del Rey and a film in the works. Luckily, this is not a hopeless venture. Her song “Princess Die” capitalizes on the GaGa we all hold dear. It has the same passion as “Speechless” and the lyrical depth of “Edge of Glory,” all wrapped in a dollop of controversy.
Ultimately, I feel we should spend the rest of our extended period of limbo practicing our open-mindedness. This piece is guaranteed to be something entirely new and we need to be ready for change.
What do you think? Are you as excited for the new album as we are? Did you like “Cake”? Let us know in the comment section below!
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