Back in May, Lady Gaga released her sixth solo studio album, Chromatica. Since then, she has put out lots of merchanise related to the album, performed some of the songs at the MTV VMAs, and much more. At several points in the album, there are short interludes of classical music. The second interlude in the album ends with a very smooth transition into one of my favorite tracks, “911.” Today, Lady Gaga released a music video featuring both the interlude and the song itself, “911.” Check it out below!
Most of the video takes place in a desert setting where Gaga and others sing the song. At the end, Gaga and the others are seen being treated by EMTs in a run-down city setting. At this part of the video, the music being played is the interlude that is heard before, “Sine From Above,” which is a song from Chromatica featuring Elton John. This makes me wonder if there’s another music video coming up with that song. In that past, Gaga has released music videos tie into each other in such a way – for example, with her previous solo album, Joanne, the music videos for the songs, “Perfect Illusion” and “Million Reasons” were intertwined.
Today on Instagram, Lady Gaga expressed how important this video is to her as an artist, as well as how grateful she is for the people who helped her put it together along the way.
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This short film is very personal to me, my experience with mental health and the way reality and dreams can interconnect to form heroes within us and all around us. I’d like to thank my director/filmmaker Tarsem for sharing a 25 year old idea he had with me because my life story spoke so much to him. I’d like to thank Haus of Gaga for being strong for me when I wasn’t, and the crew for making this short film safely during this pandemic without anyone getting sick. It’s been years since I felt so alive in my creativity to make together what we did with “911”. Thank you @Bloodpop for taking a leap of faith with me to produce a record that hides in nothing but the truth. Finally, thank you little monsters. I’m awake now, I can see you, I can feel you, thank you for believing in me when I was very afraid. Something that was once my real life everyday is now a film, a true story that is now the past and not the present. It’s the poetry of pain.
As of now, Gaga’s tour, The Chromatica Ball is happening in Summer 2021; be sure to check out the album itself, Chromatica, wherever you get your music!