A return to metal celebration from one of my all-time favorites. In what I would consider the most traditional music video she’s ever made, Lady Gaga introduces us to the first single off of her forth-coming fifth studio album, Joanne, with frantic, dirty desperation. “Perfect Illusion” is a simple, heart-bursting metal anthem (co-produced by Mark Ronson) that has improved with every listen. No experimentation, no moody intros or breakthrough bridges… just a girl belting and dancing with everything she’s got.
If this song is any indicator, Joanne (out Oct. 21) is going to be a return to Gaga’s fine form (let’s just pretend the majority of Artpop didn’t happen, okay?) Because I’m feeling the need for more Gaga music in my life. Happy Monday, all!