It’s finally here! Lady Gaga’s newest album, "Artpop," has finally hit the shelves (both physically and digitally) and has been leaving them just as fast. The album has been a hot topic ever since it was announced almost a year and a half ago. Whether the press is good or not, everyone has been anxiously awaiting what Gaga has in store for them next.
As a devoted Gaga fan since her first album, "The Fame," I have been practically falling out of my seat with impatience since the album was announced. Now that it’s here, I must say that I am not disappointed. Everything on the album is classic Gaga, as well as some new tricks and adjustments to her image as a singer / entertainer.
Each song on the album has its own unique touch, and whether you are a fan of Gaga’s intense dance beats or in love with her emotionally charged ballads, "Artpop" has something for every type of Lady Gaga fan.
"Aura" – The song opens with some eerie guitar tunes with Gaga singing about a murder. The song then takes a turn towards weird(er) but oddly satisfying after this. It is clear that Gaga has not lost her taste for strange and unique lyrics over sick synthesizers and bass. The song’s main theme talks about wanting to know the real person behind someone’s facade (aura). Pleasure, toil, sexual pleasure are all part of what makes this song provocative and fun to dance to. It is a great intro to the album because it reminds the listener what Gaga is all about and that she is still intrigued by sex and pleasure.
"Venus" – One of the singles off the album, Venus begins with a strong, pulsing intro. The beat is heart-stopping and energetic. Gaga's references to the planets through out the song makes it even more interesting (Uranus). "Take me to your planet ... Take me to your Vanus." The haunting background vocals chant "To the planet," and create an alien-esque vibe. One truly feels like they are traveling through the solar system and seeing some unreal martians along the …Read more...