Bummed out that the "Fame Kills" tour was canceled? This new song by Lady Gaga should help soften the blow. "Bad Romance" is rumored to be among the new songs on Gaga's Fame Monster reissue out November 24th, and the front-running candidate to be that new song the Hot Diva has promised to perform when she serves as musical guest on tomorrow night's Saturday Night Live. (Thanks to ONTD for the clip above.) Gaga acknowledged the tune with a tweet today that reads, "Leaked next single is makin my ears bleed. Wait till you hear the real version ;)"
"Bad Romance" was produced by RedOne, who also is credited on Gaga's previous singles "Just Dance," "LoveGame" and "Poker Face" (and is doing work on Adam Lambert's anticipated debut). This new single doesn't deviate far from the blueprint mapped out by those other hits, especially "Poker Face," to which "Bad Romance" bears a striking resemblance. Lyrically, the track has Gaga exploring the joys of a bad romance, while the misplaced bridge takes a detour to talk about fashion.
"I think re-releases are unfair," Gaga told Rolling Stone at her Heartbeats earbuds conference with Dr. Dre. "It's artists sneaking singles onto an already finished piece of work in an effort to keep the album afloat. Originally [my label] only wanted me to put out three songs and now it's much more than that. It's a new album's worth of material." Dr. Dre also hinted at a possible collaboration with Gaga in the future.
As Rolling Stone reported, Gaga's "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West was canceled for reasons ranging from "creative differences" to poor ticket sales. Regardless, the setback seems to be a mere speed bump for Gaga, who is reportedly already planning to her launch her own tour in a few weeks.
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