It’s been a few months since Lady Gaga returned to her pop roots with her latest album Chromatica, and now she’s come back with full force in the new music video for album standout ‘911’.
The video, being billed as a short film and including Chromatica interlude track ‘Chromatica II’, is avant-garde and conceptual, much like some of Gaga’s most famous work.
In an Instagram post, Gaga revealed at length what the music video, which is inspired by Armenian director Sergio Parajanov’s 1969 film The Color Of Pomegranates, means to her.
“This short film is very personal to me, my experience with mental health and the way reality and dreams can interconnect to form heroes within us and all around us,” she wrote.
“I’d like to thank my director/filmmaker Tarsem for sharing a 25 year old idea he had with me because my life story spoke so much to him. I’d like to thank Haus of Gaga for being strong for me when I wasn’t, and the crew for making this short film safely during this pandemic without anyone getting sick. It’s been years since I felt so alive in my creativity to make together what we did with ‘911’.”
“Thank you Bloodpop for taking a leap of faith with me to produce a record that hides in nothing but the truth,” she continues, shouting out the song’s producer.
“Finally, thank you little monsters. I’m awake now, I can see you, I can feel you, thank you for believing in me when I was very afraid. Something that was once my real life everyday is now a film, a true story that is now the past and not the present. It’s the poetry of pain.”
Watch the video for ‘911’ below.