The new sound of Gaga continues to reign supreme in this new single that is sure to be a classic from the new album.
Lady Gaga will always be remembered by many as that ‘edgy’ pop singer who wore weird costumes in an attempt to garner attention, but many communities see her as a liberating idol. Gaga’s first four albums – The Fame, The Fame Monster, Born This Way, and ARTPOP are all rooted in the post-modern art pop and inspired by icons of the industry such as Madonna, David Bowie, and Freddie Mercury. Gaga quickly overtook the charts in the early 2000s and ushered in a new era of what defined ‘pop music.’
Furthermore, Gaga went on to redefine her own career in 2016 with the release of Joanne. Unlike previous albums, Joanne was designed to divert the spotlight onto Gaga’s immensely talented voice. As a small piece of trivia, Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, and this album was named after her aunt, Joanne Stefani Germanotta. Family plays a pivotal role in the album, and it remains to be an extremely raw portrayal of what goes on within the mind of the ever-enigmatic popstar.
The Cure was released after Gaga performed the song live at Coachella 2017, in which she replaced Beyoncé as the headliner due to Queen B’s pregnancy. The song is sure to be one of this year’s summer hits. Exhibiting influences from both Joanne and Gaga’s earlier efforts results in a synth-pop beat that still flaunts the strength of Gaga’s vocals. The Cure centres on unconditional love, which Gaga dedicates to her fans, exclaiming to the crowd of Coachella “I love you guys so much. I have been through so much in my life and I’ve seen so much. And you cure me every time with your love.”
The song features slower verses accompanied by snapping fingers, just before exploding into a catchy chorus which is sure to worm its way onto radio stations and playlists all over the world. I can almost guarantee you’ll hear this at least once this summer.
Overall, the song is certainly likeable, but it remains to be seen whether it’ll blend in with the other ‘summer songs’ to be released over the next few weeks.