It’s almost been three years since I booked tickets to see Lady Gaga for the first time. So in honour of the artRAVE I want to write a review and remember that amazing night.
As you’ve probably guessed I’m a huge Lady Gaga fan, it took me way too long to see her in concert. But on February 5th 2014 that all changed when I booked my standing tickets to artRAVE – The ARTPOP Ball, October 15th could not come quick enough.
I went to see Gaga in Birmingham at The National Indoor Arena, now known as the Barclaycard arena. I queued for twelve hours to get as close as I could possibly get and it was more than worth the wait.
This concert was a celebration of art and creativity, so I tie dyed my shoes!
Gaga performed her obvious hits along with the album she was touring, ARTPOP. She really knows how to put on a show, within the first five minutes of the concert there were giant balls flying around, confetti in the air and she had already managed to play the piano.
One of the highlights of the night for me was Telephone as it was the song where I shared a moment with Gaga and I briefly caught it on camera, take a look.
Okay, i’m sorry about the screaming but it’s Lady goddamn Gaga.
Another one of my favourite performances of the night was definitely Bad Romance
As well as being one of Gaga’s most iconic songs, it really captured the spirit of the whole night, crazy outfits and wigs, monsters with their paws up, it was just a really beautiful experience.
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Lady Gaga just released the Million Reasons music video on Wednesday, this is the follow up video from Perfect Illusion. The videos are so completely different as the Perfect Illusion is a Adrenalin fuelled pop perfection music video whereas Million Reasons shows a much more honest, vulnerable side of Gaga.
As Perfect Illusion fades out Gaga is seen on the ground crying in the desert and her team pull up in cars and come to comfort her. Unlike the video for G.U.Y. An ARTPOP Film where Gaga is an ‘Angel Down’ like a fallen phoenix, a group of business men are scrambling for cash around her. Some fans believe this is reference to the way her old management treated her in comparison to her new management that love and care for her as a person.
The visuals in this music video are very simple but completely breathtaking, it fits the song perfectly and is has the #JoanneVibes that many fans including myself have been living for this era.
As well as the music video Gaga has delivered some beautiful performances of the song at some major events including The Victoria Secret Fashion Show and The American Music Awards.
The Joanne era is proving to be Gaga’s most personal era to date and as a fan I feel like I’m getting to know Stefani more through this album. She has also confirmed that each music video this era will pick up where the last one left off.
For now we can only wonder where Gaga will take us next with her on this journey.
I know I’m a little late on the Joanne train when it comes to reviewing the album, but better late than never and I definitely wanted to review this album.
I just want to start this review by telling you all to buy this album for yourself and for friends and family this Christmas. If you, like me are a Little Monster, this is the album we have been waiting for. Gaga really showcases some killer vocals on this album.
Joanne is Gaga’s first solo album released since ARTPOP’s release in 2013 and she did not disappoint, with either albums, just saying. But Joanne has a more personal tone throughout the entire album, Gaga herself said she has two sides one being Gaga and the other being her father’s daughter which she portrays through this album.
There is something about this album that feels completely fresh in the 2016 music industry as she could have opted to make generic pop songs.However, once again she reinvented herself in the music industry for a stripped back techno country pop Gaga in my personal opinion.
One track on the album Hey Girl features Florence Welsh or Florence and The Machine, their voices sound so beautiful and really complement one another, it makes you wonder why they haven’t collaborated before, we definitely need more of these two pop perfectionists together.
Million Reasons is probably Gaga’s best ballad and is one of my favourite songs on the album, a combination of powerful vocals and moving lyrics it’s a guaranteed tear-jerker. Million Reason’s is her current single with video dropping tomorrow, December 14th 2016.
Gaga teased fans that the video picks up exactly where Perfect Illusion finishes, so for a recap of that check out the Perfect Illusion music video below
Check back for a review of the Million Reasons music video review.