Lady Gaga “Chromatica” album review.
Lady Gaga, the Queen of Pop, is back with her latest album and, before you even hit play, your expectations for “Chromatica” should be sky high. Thankfully, the iconic Gaga has delivered everything that you want from a Lady Gaga album and then some. Built around a fictional world, her sixth album sees the Queen of big, bombastic pop going all out to create a stunning piece of work.
A soaring intro gives way to opening track “Alice” and while Gaga has constantly thrown curveball after curveball with each album, there is no room for doubt when it comes to the direction she’s heading in with “Chromatica”. Enormous pulses of ’90s European dance fill the air as “Alice” kicks off “Chromatica” in floor-filling fashion continuing through recent single, the quite brilliant “Stupid Love”. Huge pop hooks guarantee the listener will be hooked in already but, if not, “Rain On Me”, a track which sees her duet with pop superstar, Ariana Grande, should have you heading to the dancefloor.
Littered with interludes, “Chromatica II” for example has the feel of something lifted from a movie soundtrack and these moments which break up the unrelenting electro-pop really are the cherry on the top of this cake. Elsewhere, lyrically, “911” finds Gaga exploring darker matters although “Plastic Doll” and “Sour Candy”, the latter a collaboration with K-Pop stars Blackpink, sees things lightening up a bit. Another dramatic intro leads into “Sine From Above” where the pop star collaborates with the legendary Elton John for a track that, next Summer, will surely have dancefloors all over the world heaving. The more serene “1000 Doves” puts the brakes on the unrelenting electro-pop of “Chromatica” before “Babylon” sees Lady Gaga and her gang strut into the distance to a now all-to-familiar ’90s dance beat.
Expect the unexpected where Lady Gaga is concerned so much so that “Chromatica” could have been anything and nobody would have batted an eyelid. This time, the iconic pop Queen has given her fans an album full of massive, slightly-camp, ’90s-inspired dance pop that will have her millions of fans itching to get on the dancefloor this time next year.
The album is available for streaming and download on most services, including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Pandora and Youtube Music.
Hard copies of the album can be purchased on vinyl and CD from music stores or ordered online through the Lady Gaga shop or Amazon.