Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lady Gaga “Perfect Illusion” Rebuke to Ex Scores 5.6 Mil Views, Goes Straight to Number 1

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Lady Gaga released her new single “Perfect Illusion” yesterday and it was a perfect launch. She’s already scored 5.6 million views on YouTube, and the single is number 1 on iTunes. The song is a blatant rebuke to her ex fiancee, TV actor Taylor Kinney. “It was a perfect illusion,” Gaga sings, rocking out, and notes “it wasn’t love.”

Sad. But you know, break up songs are all the rage in this generation. And they’re never subtle, like Carole King’s “It’s Too Late” or humorous, like Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.”

“Perfect Illusion” is fun and has a great chorus! It’s also just a taste of what’s to come in Lady Gaga’s new album. Don’t sweat it with a lot of navel gazing. Just dance.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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