Lady Gaga has released her second album, Born This Way and it’s a roller coaster of emotions. She sings for the underdogs, takes you clubbing and teaches you life lessons all while giving the her little monsters a little pop, rock and alternative music that is so very 80’s. Lady Gaga touches on all her favorite topics: men, religion, sex and politics.
Lady Gaga begins her album with “Marry The Night,” an ode to NYC, which is her stomping ground. Eerie church bells mixed with a touch of piano add to a cool upbeat tempo that will have you singing along, to "Ma-Ma-Ma-Marry The Night." It could be her next single with its poppy sound. “Bad Kids” is also a club song. It’s for the fans, all those people who don’t get a chance, "don’t be insecure, if your heart is pure" she sings.
Unless you live under a rock or don't have a radio and haven’t heard Lady Gaga’s first single, “Born This Way” is an anthem for loving yourself with a pumping beat (almost makes me want to fist pump, but I won’t). Lady Gaga has mixed pop with an edgy rock style. “Judas” gives us a rock sound that Lady Gaga has been leaning towards lately, but the song softens into another dance mix. Although “Judas” has a religious theme it can apply to anything in life, sometimes you should do the good thing, but end up doing the bad thing that you shouldn’t be doing. It’s a life lesson!
“Americano” sounds like a political song about gay marriage. Lady Gaga dips into her bag of tricks and pulls out some Spanish lyrics for us and she gives the song some flavor with a mariachi band. “Hair” was one of the last songs Lady Gaga tried to push out before her album came out. This track is about freedom, just like her hair. It’s about living like hair and changing up her life and hair to feel cool and belong.
“Government Hooker” is a bit offbeat. It feels like it doesn’t really belong on an otherwise cohesive album. It does nothing for the album. “Highway Unicorn” almost sounds like a Britney Spears song at the beginning. It has the feeling of the album with its pop sound on the chorus, but the rest is just too mix and match for me!