Yes!!!! Mother Monster is back finally. It’s nearing three years since Artpop and two since Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett, and so much has gone on since then. She starred in last year’s season of American Horror Story, also in the upcoming season too. She sang the national anthem in this year’s Super Bowl. One can’t forget her performances at nearly every major awards show either.
So we come to Perfect Illusion now. It’s a fantastic piece of haunting power pop tinged with rock instrumentation and vocals. The sound is virtually nothing like anything she’s done before, most similar to You & I from her album Born This Way in the rock sound. Gaga, or really Stefani Germanotta, wrote this about a relationship that goes sour, but who knows if it’s personal yet. Her vocals so well match the runs littered throughout, almost like she’s crying but in a powerful way.
I’m going to give this a solid 8.5/10, but it’s growing on me the more I listen to it so that’ll be a 9 easy by the morning.