Is Gaga returning to what made her first and second original albums so successful?
Lady Gaga released a new single yesterday called “Perfect Illusion.”
It is the first offering from her as yet unnamed fifth album (2009's "The Fame Monster" was a re-issue of her debut "The Fame" with added singles).
Not as dance-friendly as her earlier offerings, instead "Perfect Illusion" waxes poetic on the 80’s era of power ballads.
The song has a heavy guitar riff and anthem-style vocals, complete with background singers apparently rented from an 80’s “Foreigner” or “Journey” album.
It's the story of ersatz love, tricking the singer into thinking its real, thus creating a “Perfect Illusion.”
The tune is produced by Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Kevin Parker, and BloodPop.
Some fans are hoping that Gaga recaptures the pulse-pounding dance vibe of her 2008 debut.
“Perfect Illusion” seems to be headed in that direction - her signature high-powered lamentations are there - but it will definitely need a DJs touch to make it club friendly.
Tell us what you think.