Joanne is sooo 2016.
Lady Gaga has given us another major pop moment — her first of the new decade — and she’s traded in her trusty pink cowboy hat for something a little pinker and a lot more intergalactic. (Or shall we say “intergagalactic?”)
On Friday (February 28), Mother Monster released the dance-pop banger “Stupid Love,” which you may or may not have heard after it leaked online last month. If you were one of those early listeners, you’ll know that the disco-infused bop boasts a chugging power chorus and bright lyrics about daring to open your heart and love again. “You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for / Gotta quit this crying,” Gaga sings over ’80s-style synths from BloodPop (“Perfect Illusion”) and Tchami (“Applause”). “Nobody’s gonna heal me if I don’t open the door / Kinda hard to believe, gotta have faith in me.”
In the accompanying video — which was shot entirely on an iPhone — a pink-haired Gaga dances with a colorful cast of characters on an alien planet where she fights for love amidst a storm of hate and anger. All she ever wanted was love, after all.
“Stupid Love” comes after Gaga teased the video earlier this week with a pair of teasers and splashy, pink-hued billboards around the world. As eagle-eyed fans promptly noted, the word “Chromatica” was written on the posters, leading to speculation that it’s the title of her forthcoming sixth studio album. While we await the arrival of #LG6, check out some of the best reactions to “Stupid Love” below — beginning with Gaga’s declaration that “earth is cancelled.”