In a recent press release to Yahoo!, pop weirdo Lady Gaga discusses the content of her new songs on her re-release of The Fame, aptly titled The Fame Monster:
“On my re-release The Fame Monster, I wrote about everything I didn’t write on The Fame. While traveling the world for two years, I’ve encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my ‘Fear of Sex Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Alcohol Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Love Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Death Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Loneliness Monster,’ etc…….I spent a lot of nights in Eastern Europe, and this album is a pop experimentation with industrial/Goth beats, 90’s dance melodies, an obsession with the lyrical genius of 80’s melancholic pop, and the runway. I wrote while watching muted fashion shows and I am compelled to say my music was scored for them.”
After exploring the idea of the Fame Kills tour with Kanye West (which was subsequently canceled due to lack of sales — who says irony is dead??), it’s no wonder her new songs reflect the dark side of being a celebrity. With a new twist to her beat, will Lady Gaga now start pushing less mainstream and more underground experimental?
Alexis Petridis of The Boston Globe (a newspaper in a town where music is incredibly overpopulated) said her music lacked originality and if Gaga found herself in Boston as an an amateur artist, she might have trouble finding one of the cooler parties to go to. Maybe this sort of press is what is pushing her to explore underground music a bit more. I guess we shall see in November..