DTK Weekly Favourites:
We’re back with yet another weekly favourite: Lady Gaga’s most recent album Chromatica.
—By Jérémie Ladouceur
RAIN ON ME (with Ariana Grande)
SOUR CANDY (with Blackpink)
SINE FROM ABOVE (with Elton John)
It is appropriate to present the titles of the songs in three distinct paragraphs; each of the instrumental parts (Chromatica I, II and III) can be heard and interpreted as a transition into a different act. Three poetic instrumental pieces that transport us into universes of fantasies – sometimes medieval-like, sometimes outer space-like. The beauty of it all is to acknowledge how brilliantly the three acts are flowing into the next tracks. Sure, you can go directly to your favourite song and play it on repeat but the experience of this record is to play it from beginning to end (at least once!) and admire it. It may just be the kind of record that you have to listen over and over again. At first, you might not completely get it if you judge the record by its first singles, “Stupid Love” and “Rain On Me.” If you are at a minimum intrigued by the artist, you will probably be happily surprised to pay attention to Chromatica.
“This is my dancefloor I fought for…” (Free Woman)
A dance album! This is what the record is. With her inimitable twist on words and sounds, she gives such a thrill to her fans by going back to her pop roots while creating such original content and much needed good vibes into this world. If the visual for this album is looking dark with all the goth-glam inspirations, the sound of the new songs are the opposite: colourful, electrifying… simply fabulous.
All visual content: Chromatica Digital Booklet ℗ 2020 Interscope Records