Lady Gaga: Perfect Illusion

– by Sophie James

As a fan of Lady Gaga I was excited to hear that she had a new song coming out for her ‘Little Monsters’. ‘Perfect Illusion’ is her new single from her fifth album Joanne and like her other albums she has written her songs from the heart and from personal experience.




Perfect Illusion was written by Lady Gaga herself, British musician Mark Ronson and Australia’s own Kevin Parker. The song comes two months after her engagement to Chicago star Taylor Kinney was unfortunately put on pause.


The song was said to be about her relationship with Kinney. After speaking to the entertainment show E! News, Gaga admitted that she was inspired by her relationship and the media. She goes on to say that many people including herself feel like relationships are driven by the media and the digital age.


“This video is a performance of a song that I wrote of that moment about how I feel, but how I’m sure he’s felt sometimes, how you have felt sometimes, how other people feel in relationships, how I see my friends struggle and become just full of rage and anger as they try to figure out how to date during a time when everybody’s sort of creating these perfect illusions of themselves on the Internet and nobody really knows what’s real and what isn’t,” she explained. “It’s about all of that.”


As for the video Gaga stated that “Nothing was choreographed, I didn’t rehearse any of those things that you see in the video. Everything in that was just completely in the moment—pure, raw performance of how I feel.” Watching the video though, I had to blink many times because it was all going so fast! The scenery was amazing and of course Lady Gaga’s vocals are as good as ever.


Lady Gaga has an aspiration with this album, of course she likes making people happy through her music. With this album she wants people to not live in her cell phones anymore, to have relationships and connections with each other and not through technology. Gaga said “The intention was there to be no perfect illusions in the video about perfect illusions,” she laughed. “It’s so beautiful in that way. I love that opening shot in the video when it’s just a silent light pouring through the hands of the fans as they’re all dancing and nobody has a cell phone in their hands and everybody’s got a little dirt on them and it’s something that we don’t do anymore.”


Let’s just hope that Gaga’s dream of a cell phone free human connection will eventually happen.


Photo credits: Twitter, Wikipedia, Gagadaily.com

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