Music Analysis paper
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance –
Lady Gaga came into performance after her first album “The Fame” was released in 2008. It included the hit “Bad Romance” and that album sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Gaga is also recognized for her unique sense of fashion, Performance, and music videos. She was included in Times annual list of the most influential people in the world. Forbes also placed her in number seven in their annual’s list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Bad Romance was one of her first music videos, it is a very symbolic and it has many hidden messages. In this music video Gaga describes the dark side of the music industry symbolically by representing herself as a sex slave. The main message in this music video is, Gaga is willing to do anything in order to get into the music industry, even if that means she’ll become a sex slave. Listening to the song itself makes us think that she is in love with some psycho, but watching the video makes it clear that, in fact she is in love with the fame that she will get in the music industry. There were many technical features in it like filming and also the fact that it was so influenced by fashion. Another thing would be the content of the video which actually represented Gaga and the women with her as sex slaves. One other thing to consider would be the story of the video and how it illustrates the lyrics of the song in an odd way.
Filming and fashion were one of the important features of this music video. The filming technique was a fast-paced presentation of images. It had a montage for collection of shots from her different steps to fame like when she was innocent, then when she became a sex slave, when men started to bid on her, and when she actually go with the man with the higher bid. Fashion was a very one of the most intertextual features of the video, Gaga is well known for her outré sense of style in all of her music videos...
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