Friday, June 11, 2010

Lady Gaga - Alejandro

Now, I love Lady Gaga as much as the next girl, but this video has absolutely thrown me for a freaking loop. I don't know how to feel about it, which sucks because I love the song. I've often thought Lady Gaga can't do anything crazier than what she's already done, apparently I was wrong. Every video she's done I've come to eventually like; this one makes me a bit uneasy, however, not uneasy enough to dislike her as an artist entirely.

Although this video was just released three days ago people are already in a serious uproar about it being sacrilegious and offending to the children/young teenagers that will see it. These same individuals are saying that Lady Gaga's music shouldn't be listened to due to the messages her songs portray as well as the images being presented in her videos. I, on the other hand, may not understand the message behind the video, but it is obvious this video contains artistic meaning and not all people will be able to accept that or see that when watching. There is a deeper meanings behind many of Lady Gaga's songs, most don't take the time to research what is going into their ears and write her off as trash or a copy of Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Cher, or anyone else considered controversial.

These artists mentioned where at one time in the same boat or still are in regards to their music; these are the names that have made great impacts on music by stepping outside the box and creating music that expresses how they see things or how they feel. Gaga has obviously worked her butt off in regards to her career, going from a girl trying to make it in Long Island, New York to a woman working to have the world hear her music and to touch lives with messages in song that many often don't venture into.

So although the video gives me the heebee jeebees, Lady Gaga obviously put her heart and soul into it, just like other artists and for that she should not be shunned or the video deemed trash, but we should look at the bigger picture and appreciate her music for what it's worth.

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