Monday, April 18, 2011

Lady GaGa- Judas (Review)

Lady GaGa broke out into the music scene three years ago with her infectious debut single and instantly we were told to “Just Dance”. So we did and we haven’t stopped dancing ever since. Within a year, her popularity soared and her music spread like wildfire. She’s got the whole word dancing. Let's face it, it’s always a delight to hear GaGa in the club. Hate it or love it, you simply can't escape GaGa. Like many others who initially doubted her staying power and artistry, I was a bit skeptical and not immediately a fan. I wanted to wait and see if she was the real deal or just another one-hit wonder. She proved us all wrong by churning out hit after hit. Now she’s about to release her second full-length studio album, “Born this way” and the radios have started playing her second single “Judas” which apparently has angered some religious groups and god-fearing people.

I wanna love you, 
But something's pulling me away from you 
Jesus is my virtue,
Judas is the demon I cling to
I'm just a Holy fool, oh baby he's so cruel 
But I'm still in love with Judas, baby 

Regarding the title and controversial lyrics, I kind of agree with those who are saying “it’s another desperate attempt to hog the headlines” but her knack for catchy chorus and killer hooks can no longer be ignored. In fact, the consistency and brilliance of it should be applauded. “Judas” is a great dance track with Gaga stamp all over it. If this song doesn’t make you bob your head or tap your feet at first listen, you might want to check with a doctor. Her vocals are fierce especially when she sings the song’s captivating hookJudas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas Juda-a-a, Judas GAGA”. This is another classic from Mother Monster destined to burn up the dance floors all around the world and I, without a doubt, immediately fell in love with it.

In terms of lyrics, like many of the songs in this electro/Pop-dance genre, Judas is neither thought-provoking nor concept-heavy but certainly contentious. It can be offensive for those who are religious …I mean, to a point. There’s no need for drama for it’s merely a fun least to me. Even if it causes some upset or dispute, so what? Isn't it what Art does? Isn’t it what artists are supposed to do? To disturb you and make you cringe. To stir you up and make you think. To provoke you and make you debate or argue, no? She is indeed using controversial issues like Religion to generate publicity and yes, of course she is seeking attention. But then again, isn’t it all part of showbiz?  This ain’t something new. I don't think we should take her that seriously. By getting all worked up and bothered, you are letting her have it. So…Chill out, folks! At the end of the day, GaGa’s here for the entertainment. Peace out!

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