Her T-Shirt and Jeans could mean anything.
Really agree. The tour performance was great, and yet pretty simple. But this just wasn't good.It wasn't about the look at all for me, the whole performance was just off. She was performing the hell out of Hold My Hand all of last summer - I feel like most of the posts about the tour included how her performances elevated the song for a lot of people who had a tepid response to it. This had the opposite effect.
It's been a while since I've straight up disliked something she has done. Even I'm surprised because I'm such an optimist and give everything I consume a chance to grow on me but this was just weird.
What about the unreleased bop "We Could Be Lovers" - wasn't that one from those sessions?Honestly... I feel like the three pop songs we got (along with "Stupid Love" and "The Cure") were all she did in terms of pure pop tracks during the ASIB sessions.
I don't know, I think there's a lot of assumption going on about what she was doing. Has she come out and said she was rejecting the notion of Hollywood glamour, or anything like that? Have I just missed it?
I fucking adore the woman, but she does make me roll me eyes sometimes. And when she does this over-earnest, angsty thing, like she was doing in parts of this, it sometimes comes off as completely insincere and just a not-very-convincing act. As someone else said, if she'd just sat at the piano and did it herself it probably would have worked much better.
RJF and I agreeing on Gaga content... I never thought I'd see the day but I love it.I really thought it was a terrible performance of a terrible song. So many of her worst instincts rolled into one, my god. Every ballad needing to be performed like it's being torn out of her as she lies in a gutter.
It's fascinating what resonates with the public in regards to her now. I can only imagine the scorn and cynism had she done that mid-campaign for any of the albums in the first half of her career, but now playing one of the most tired, exhausted, cliché tricks in the book gets her acclaim. It's wild. Imagine thinking Lady Gaga in jeans and a t-shirt and no make up is a subversive statement. She was just Ed Sheeran.