Lady Gaga debuts rollicking 'John Wayne' music video
UPDATE: The “John Wayne” music video is now available on YouTube. Watch below.
EARLIER: It’s time to get strung out on Lady Gaga’s new music video.
The singer-songwriter released the Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip for “John Wayne,” the country-inspired banger lifted from her latest studio album, Joanne, exclusively to Apple Music on Wednesday afternoon.
Åkerlund previously helmed the visual for Gaga’s Beyoncé-assisted single “Telephone” in 2010. The pair reunited for the latest continuation in the Joanne video saga, picking up where the “Million Reasons” video ended.
Throughout the clip, Gaga channels the song’s lyrics about reckless love (“two lovers headed for a dead end” and “hollering over rubber spinning, big swig, toss another beer can,” among others) as she rides atop a speeding car and a renegade motorcycle, sporting a range of dynamic outfits that recall looks from her Fame Monster and Born This Way eras — complete with high heels that double as automatic rifles.
Ahead of her performance during the second most-watched halftime show of all time on Sunday, Lady Gaga notched her fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Joanne in October. She later announced a world tour in support of the album, which includes shows in North America, Europe, and South America.
Check out the video for “John Wayne” on Apple Music here.