Lady Gaga’s ‘Hair’ Embraces Style Freedom

Singer drops retro, fist-pumping Born This Way track on Monday.

In one week, [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] will officially drop her Born This Way album. Until May 23, she’s teasing fans with another track off the highly anticipated release. This time, Gaga is declaring who she is on “Hair.”

The RedOne-produced song hit iTunes on Monday afternoon (May 16). Much like “Born This Way,” “Hair” is an empowering track about embracing who you are. Unlike “Judas,” which had a dark, industrial vibe, “Hair” is a fist-pumping, defiant disco track all about having a good time — a good time that’s enhanced by getting “The Edge of Glory” sax player Clarence Clemons to blow on this song too.

“Whenever I dress cool, my parents put up a fight/ And if I’m a hot shot, Mom will cut my hair at night/ And in the morning I’m short of my identity/ I scream, ‘Mom and Dad, why can’t I be who I want to be?’/ I’ve had enough, this is my prayer/ That I’ll die living just as free as my hair,” she sings as the music grows louder. Lady Gaga then goes retro on the breakdown, singing about different hairstyles she’s had.

Leading up to the release, Gaga took to Twitter to tease fans with lyrics and show off the single’s artwork, a black-and-white photo that features Gaga lying down on the ground, wearing a black leather dress and knee-high black boots. Her hair and the word “hair” are colored pink.

” ‘I’ll dye living just as free as my Hair!’ Actually the lyric is ‘I’ll die.’ I think these bleach fumes are making me laugh at my own jokes,” Gaga tweeted less than an hour before the release. Earlier, she wrote more about her hair and “Hair”: ” I just want to be free, I just want to be me, and I want lots of friends that invite me to their parties. #Hair. … I don’t wanna change, and I don’t wanna be ashamed. I’m the spirit of my Hair, it’s all the glory that I bare. I am my #Hair. … How ironic, head full of bleach + two black Cruella stripes. Scalp burning, Mole drawing, eyeliner dripping. Waiting for #Hair. I could Dye.”

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