Is Lady Gaga’s upcoming sixth studio album going to be a return to its dance-tinged pop music? If her latest single is any indication, then the answer is a resounding “hell yeah!”
On Friday (Feb. 28), the pop star released her much-anticipated new solo single “Stupid Love.” Like tracks from her debut and sophomore record, “Stupid Love” finds Gaga returning to what made her a top 20 and nightclub staple with dancey beats and catchy lyrics (we heard it once and have “I want your stupid love, love” stuck in our heads).
To coincide with the song’s release, the songstress also unveiled its music video, which was shot entirely using an iPhone 11 Pro (if that isn’t an endorsement in disguise, then we don’t know what is).
The Daniel Askill-directed clip begins with a graphic describing how the “world rots in conflict” and how it has led to many tribes battling for dominance of their domain. We’re also given a short introduction to the Spiritual one “who pray and sleep for peace” and the Kindness punks who “fight for chromatica” (What is chromatica? Is it the album’s title? Is it a place?).
The rest of the clip primarily features the tribes battling it out in the middle of a desert while Gaga and her bright pink-dressed squad show up to diffuse the hairy situations since we should all be working together, not fighting each other. And also, doesn’t music and dancing bring people together?
Watch the music video for “Stupid Love” above.
“Stupid Love” is the first single off Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated new studio effort. Though the record has yet to be given a formal title or release date, Little Monsters have been speculating that it will be titled Chromatica.
Would you blame them? The word was featured on the “Stupid Love” billboard earlier this week and appears throughout the music video in the lower right corner and on the final screen before the video ends.
Lady Gaga’s last studio album was 2016’s Joanne. If we’re taking the “A Star is Born” soundtrack into consideration, then the 2018 release was Gaga’s last set of new tunes.