K-pop’s fifty-songs-in-one everything-but-the-kitchen-sink production style has finally crossed over into America.
Narsha H. Christ, I’ve been waiting for this day since Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy.”
Lady Gaga takes the more is more approach for her schizophrenic new promo single, “Venus.” Like any good nutso K-pop song, it comes with multiple hooks (four, to be exact), with enough galactic beat changes to match. Mother Monster even serves some SHINee “loverholic robotronic” nonsensical lyrical realness with the soon-to-be iconic line, “Aphrodite lady seashell bikini.” And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to quotable catchphrases from “Venus” — just wait until you hear Gaga naming all the planets in the solar system and shrieking about her ass being famous.
Only Queen Gaga –also known as the anti-Perry, as I’ve named her this era– could bridge the divide between K-pop stans and American pop fans like this. #Unity
The only thing missing from “Venus” is random sound effects jammed in everywhere. I wanted to hear whistles blowing, dogs barking, and even more butchering of the English language. Oh well, you can’t have everything.
Take a listen to
“Penus” “Venus” below.