It’s a beautiful mess"Dark Ballet" is a mess.
100% right about Justify My Love...it was a big deal at the time how different it was.Justify My Love was pretty out there at the time of release from what I've read and been told. Act of Contrition was a pretty weird album closer for Like A Prayer but I see it more as a mood piece to end that album than an actual song.
She's definitely not been afraid to experiment (Mer Girl/Paradise/Cyber raga/American Life/Gang Bang) and even release experimental tracks as singles (Justify My Love/Bedtime Story) It seems that every album has at least one experimental song that really stands out from the pack sonically or thematically etc... but Dark Ballet, to me, has to be the most bonkers thing she's released so far. All the other tracks make sense as songs or mood pieces in some way... this makes no sense to me whatsoever. Do I like or love it? No. Do I find it quirky and fascinating? Yes. Is it a song I'll find myself returning to? I doubt that very much... but I'll probably enjoy it for what it is when I'm listening to the album... M having fun and giving zero fucks.
The full music video is just insanely amazing! She’s in it herself for about 4 seconds but it’s a pure work of art. The song itself is even more powerful and there are added sound effects and a few spoken word additions, such as “The Lord’s Prayer” spoken by M, as a sort of interlude and it seems like the piano interlude is extended slightly and more twisted. It’s truly AMAZING! Visually, thematically and a real trip. Hot damn she is on fire!!!
Is the full video out already ?
Dddddd tea but I still love her Catholicism references and obsession with that imagery. I have a similar fascination with it as someone who was also raised Catholic and has since...distanced myself from the church; it really does stay with youMadonna reciting The Lords Prayer?
Madonna reciting The Lords Prayer?
It's five minutes since we had it in the bloody Medellin video and ten minutes since Girl Gone Wild.Dddddd tea but I still love her Catholicism references
Floria's work with Marilyn Manson has produced some of my absolute favourite music videos so this has me excited no w to see it, even though the Catholicism/Lords Prayer is getting a bit repetitive nowThe video is really incredible. The imagery is stunning and kinda sinister. Reminds me a little of Floria Sigismondi when she did Marilyn Manson's videos.
Initially I was kinda down on the idea of Madonna not being the focus of the video but what they've done with Mykki Blanco is really beautiful.
Probably one of her best videos in recent memory to be honest.