I’ve always been a fan of Lady Gaga. Yes, she’s a bit of an exhibitionist and she certainly knows how to get herself noticed, but she’s also a very upfront and honest celebrity, if she can be put under that label. Plus, her music rocks.
Rather than a completely new sound, Artpop feels like a natural progression from Born This Way. Reinvention and new sounds are good in moderation, but when you have found something that works you should stick with that, at least for a while, which Gaga seems to have done. ‘Do What U Want’ in particular felt like coming home after a long holiday and making a brew in your favourite mug – delicious, welcoming, and exactly how you like it.