Lady Gaga wants the “APPLAUSE” of her little Monsters

By Stephfon Guidry

Lady Gaga - Applause (Ernesth García)LADY GAGA’s ARTPOP lead single “Applause”: stomps into your speakers. “Applause” hypnotizes fans with its hook and music that you can’t get out of your head unless you’re dancing.

With a gaggle of prancing drag queens lip-syncing for their lives the lyric video for Applause documents Lady Gaga’s night out at Micky’s in Los Angeles. #iLive for the way the @RuPaulsDragRace alumni (Shangela, Raven, Morgan McMichaels, Chanel & Detox) work the stage and party it up with Gaga, in essence giving life to the song Applause. The lyric video went viral with almost 5 million views while the official music video captures 7.9 million and still climbing. The official music video was released on Good Morning America and it visually pulses with Lady Gaga. The video goes from black and white to Lady Gaga stomping a catwalk, to Popping out of a magic hat all matching the energy of the song Applause. But is the music video too much? Does her artistic expression over shadow the music? Lady Gaga tweeted some insight on the music video, “It’s inspired by the entertainer’s passion for shape shifting. Would you do ‘anything’ for the Applause? Iconography in motion, as magic.” While I respect her artistic freedom, I enjoyed the lyric video of dancing with drag queens more than the iconography of the official music video.

Lady Gaga officially released the track on August 12 instead of August 19, after it leaked on the internet. Her enthusiastic reaction didn’t reach the music charts as it missed the Billboard Top 100 in the shadow of Katy Perry’s Roar. However the lead single did reach #16 on the Dance/Electronic charts. Applause is the lead single for ARTPOP Lady Gaga’s upcoming album set to drop 11/11 the Monsters and fans are hungry for another album from this pop culture diva. But the question is will Lady Gaga have record sales with ARTPOP only time and money will tell. So @HomoCouture readers let us know are you #Monsters jamming Applause or just #OverItDotcom?


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