Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lady Gaga premieres new song

This isn't exactly a new theory, but Lady Gaga is a master of publicity, isn't she?

Tonight, she released a teaser video for her new album, Born This Way. It's an obscure club mix of a new song, the soundtrack to a fashion show at The House of Mugler - which has recently been handed over to Nicola Formichetti, Gaga's personal stylist.

The track - bass-heavy, spoken word - bears little or no resemblance to the original song. There's a hint of melody at 2'15", as Gaga sings "I'll take you out tonight, say whatever you like", but that's all, save for a few scuzzy synth stabs and the occasional snatch of backing vocal.

It's a peek behind the veil; a stripper's tease; the promise of forbidden fruit. What you hear is just enough to hint that the song will be a masterpiece (and, according to her totally reliable and unbiased PR, we're not going to be disappointed).

I hope the official version retains the line: "I don't speak German, but I can if you like", followed (naturally) by an entire verse in German. Gaga Ist Ein Berliner.

See what I mean about the master of publicity thing? Amazing.

PS: The remix is officially titled Schei├če - German slang for "shit". It can be streamed or downloaded from

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