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May 13, 2019

Lady Gaga, How To Split A Star In Two

Written by @JorgeDiaz from Electro Arpegio / 6 mins read

I follow her from her since the beginning of her career with an admiration that comes to fanaticism, I have always thought that her name will last as few in the history of contemporary music for at least more than a century. Lady Gaga is in that direction and will get it I'm sure however, decisions like acting and singing in the film A Star Is Born make her lose momentum. I think this because, apart from being a movie seen many times in other versions, which makes it predictable, almost always that a singer dabbles in the art of acting does it wrong and, if we add that the direction of the film did not have a balance between the importance should have been given to the Lady Gaga’s role; against the excessive attention to the role played by Bradley Cooper, our star was left without shine. I must confess that I am not a fan of movies with depressing or extremely sad stories, perhaps also because of that I was a little disappointed to see Lady Gaga involved in this project. Examples of singers who fail in performance abound, but none seems to learn from other people's experiences or, that the temptation to achieve success in other artistic expressions is very great. Regardless of having won many awards, for me it was not a smart move to shore up his career, especially when we talk about the performance. Maybe this is the last thing that makes me uncomfortable; I mean, the acting part and the movie itself, because when I listen to the songs played by our artist without even seeing the video clips with images of the movie, things change. I understand that it is impossible to split a star in two, but that's what I would like to do with this attempt by Lady Gaga to diversify and enrich her artistic career, just stick with the songs she plays, after all, are those songs and her great interpretation that creates beautiful images in my eyes.

La Vie En Rose, The Best!

Paradoxically, a non-original theme for the film (“La Vie En Rose”) was the one that captivated me the most, Lady Gaga just needed three minutes and a few seconds to prove why she will go down in history as one of the greatest singers and inspiring of millions of people in the world. The difficulty to interpret this song that popularized Édith Piaf in 1946 and that amazed everyone for the difficulty that means singing it, convinces any of the levels of excellence that has reached Lady Gaga, just close your eyes and listen to it from start to finish. Who does not feel goose bumps when hearing the voice of Gaga in the passage " Il me l'a dit, l'a jure pour la vie " is simply not alive. With a powerful voice, but at the same time under control, let the verse take life through her voice and with the powerful vibrato in the last word, makes all our senses vibrate and leaves us ecstatic. I can only thank you again and again for having included this song. When the songs are musicalized with few instruments and are not given an important relevance in the final mix, it is because you are perfectly sure that what will shine is the singer's voice, that's how certain they were when they decided to only add a piano to accompany the brilliant interpretation of Lady Gaga for this classic. Perhaps in the future, launching a disc with a selection of classics like this, which represent a challenge for any singer, would be a good idea for her not only to leave pleased to those who adore her, but also to convince the most skeptical. They are probably this kind of projects (making an album with covers interesting and transcendent) those that would give a greater dimension to her career, instead of venturing into the performance that is not her strong side. For the moment, let fall in love with her voice that prints personality and topicality to this jewel of 1946:

Where Is She Going?

Restless, creative, constantly moving and in a continuous search for expression, our star did not remain motionless after the release of the film and practically did not stop to lament or boasted by good or bad reviews. Last year she started a series of concerts in Las Vegas, where by the way she includes topics of “Great American Songbook”. But that is not the best, it is a fact that since 2018 is working on a new studio album and that is what we should leave everyone happy and with great expectations. The great question is to know where will lead this time its creative beta. Apparently, she's working closely with Boys Noize, DJ White Shadow, BloodPop y Sophie, which makes us think that the album will be full of powerful ElectroPop, Dance, Techno and Techno Punk, that sounds great, isn´t it? I'm sure she will be able to honor the style that characterizes her and, at the same time, experiment with new trends, ideas and styles to give more variety to her work. Normally, those who act in a successful film, try to either hide for a while or have a radical change in their look to shake the image they projected in the film. In the case of Lady Gaga that will not be a problem, if something is natural for her is the change. Always leaving behind her most recent work and image, to reinvent herself and offer a new face of her endless art, she will know how to impose a new idea on our heads to overcome the memory of the film. You will understand that there are moments for shallowness and others for depth. As I said at the beginning, it would be impossible to split in two what Lady Gaga gave us in A Star Is Born, because the artist is one and we must accept it however, and trying to make a big effort, maybe we could close our eyes, erase from our minds the images, the story and her performance in the film, to stay with what she knows best to do and what her must biggest fans want to see her always: interpreting her songs.