Lady Gaga has just released a two-minute preview for her new video, “Marry The Night” and it’s a doozy. Forgoing an elaborate costume, Gaga still manages to shock in a mousy brown bob and hospital gown, lying atop a gurney in a hospital fashioned similarly to the bath haus in the “Bad Romance” video.
The highly stylized clip has a lot of voiceover, with Gaga intoning, “And truthfully the lie of it all is much more honest, because I invented it,” and “It’s not that I’ve been dishonest, it’s just that I loathe reality.” This is a common theme of her concerts: getting lost in the fantasy; swept up in a dream. And on it’s own, that idea is not necessarily a bad thing.
But judging from the clip, it appears her reality is a suicide attempt; the video is dark, but also humorous — a side eye alongside emotional upheaval. It’s more than a little disturbing.
Check it out below:
From what we’ve seen so far, it seems most similar to her epic “Papparazzi” video, and if the similarities continue, a definite step in the right direction. But apparently it will be her longest yet—a seven minute and 33 second prologue will proceed the actual tune—and it may just be too much of her Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Speaking of dark, twisted fantasies, Kanye’s “Runaway” video comes to mind (which clocked in at 34:32). It may wind up being brilliant — I don’t want to judge before I’ve seen the finished product. But based on this tease, and on the heels of her recent news she’s fired her choreographer, this outing (which will also serve as her first solo directorial debut) may raise more than a few eyebrows.
Music Mix-ers: Curious to see the full video? Excited about the potential epicness, or are you concerned about Gaga as both star and director?