By Adriene Moore |Staff Writer|
Lady Gaga continues to push the boundaries of music and activism in her latest album Born This Way.
The album’s theme furthers Gaga’s reputation for speaking out not only for the LGBT community, but also for any person who feels neglected, exiled or just different.
The highly-anticipated album, which was released last week, has already had three singles released: “Born This Way”, “Judas” and “Edge of Glory”.
“Judas” is the better song of the three, although “Born This Way” delivers the best message.
“Born This Way” has a clear message that is sent to any individual who is afraid of the many differences in our society. Gaga continues to show that the world is not so black and white, but a beautiful spectrum.
Another song on the album I liked that isn’t being played on the radio is “Bad Kids”. There is no video yet, but with Lady Gaga that never really seems to matter.
“Bad Kids” has a medium tempo and (of course) an extremely catchy chorus that had me singing along and permanently attaching my finger to the replay button. Lady Gaga fans should definitely have a listen to this one.
The song that definitely should not be passed up on this CD is “Hair”. The line that immediately caught my attention was “I am as free as my hair.”
How liberating is that? Gaga professes in the song that she is not afraid to be who she is. The song has beautiful lines like, “I just wanna be myself, and I want you to love me for who I am.”
“Hair” is so good that it has officially become my new mantra.
The reason Lady Gaga is so popular is because she is the most open and honest pop singer out there today. She is probably the only singer to show up to the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a dress made completely out of raw meat just to make a point.
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way album is much more than just an album compiled with 14 songs with a good beat and a catchy chorus, it is an outlet for people who are feeling different, exiled, hurt or confused. Lady Gaga’s inspirational lyrics give a voice to those who felt voiceless.
I absolutely recommend that this album because the words are meaningful and the music is unique. Born This Way is available in stores and on iTunes now.