After the elaborate set designs for Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” were reportedly scrapped at the eleventh hour, it looks like we might get to see Joseph Kahn’s vision after all. Or at least something like it. Rather than opt for the low-budget homage to the ’80s, Gaga’s eccentric ideas and alter egos will once again be on display in her next video, the title of which has yet to be announced (but should be “Marry The Night,” as far as we’re concerned). Said Gaga in a recent Taiwanese television interview:
“I haven’t been excited about a video like this in a really long time. The relation of the video to my real life as well as to my dream of the future is really what makes it so special. Part of what Born This Way is all about is choosing to live comfortably between reality and fantasy at all times, and how anyone can do that. So this video really, really challenges that idea and also celebrates it. And it’s very exciting.”
Will Gaga be playing Ariel in a postmodern take on The Little Mermaid as a commentary on social constructions of the 21st century? Not quite. Try “Yuyi,” her aquatic-loving persona. “I will also say that Yuyi is in incubation, for anyone who knows what that means…Yuyi may just be born in the next video.” (Going off sounds alone, maybe “You and I” is a better guess for the next song?) So is Gaga finally coming to her senses after the underwhelming “Glory” video, or does she simply feel more spiritually and emotionally connected to the still unnamed track? If these are the same sets (and ideas) that were tabled during her last shoot, this could be yet another sign that her record label is encouraging her to scale back on costs. (Guess there were some truths to her bankruptcy claims, after all.) Watch her explain the upcoming video, her schizophrenic nature and more, in her tea time Taiwanese interview below.