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.