Lady Gaga’s little monsters will certainly have their paws up when they hear the singer’s latest dance-floor creation, “Born This Way,” which was released to radio and made available for purchase on Friday (February 11). The track, an over-the-top sonic spectacle of beats, synths and messages of empowerment, is the next step in Gaga’s ever-evolving career, at least according to one well-known media pundit.
The pop star’s pal Perez Hilton explains how the track fits in when compared with Gaga’s other big lead singles — The Fame’s “Just Dance” and The Fame Monster’s “Bad Romance.”
“I think just by reading the lyrics that ’Born This Way’ is taking things in a new direction,” the gossip blogger recently shared with MTV News. “Whereas ’Bad Romance’ and ’Just Dance’ were great first-person [songs], ’Born This Way’ is very much about the you and I, the collective us, the little monsters and the world.”
Previously, Perez described the song as an anthem for Gaga’s fans. “I’m very perceptive of what people are saying, thinking, and so is Gaga, and perhaps one of the biggest critiques, just based on the lyrics, is that it’s a very gay song,” he explained about the title track off the singer’s next album, which is scheduled for a May release.
“And you know what? It is a very gay song — unapologetically gay, in-your-face gay — but it’s also a universal song that can relate to everyone,” Hilton further explained. “To all of us outsiders, to all of us freaks, to all of us who feel different. And the music is undeniable. It sounds like a smash. It is a smash. It is one of the best songs of Gaga’s career.”
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