Friday, June 17, 2011


The fans of Lady Gaga must be excited because the official video for "The Edge of Glory" has finally out. I got a tip off from MTV Buzz last night that the video will premier on Thursday's night (in United States), so I figured out that could be equivalent to late noon here in Malaysia. As excited as I was with the video, but I have to say that this video is DISAPPOINTING. Watch the MV below and share your comments.

Not since Lady Gaga's earliest hits like "Just Dance", "Paparazzi" and "Poker Face" did she invented some flamboyant and distinguished touches on her single video. This time, "The Edge of Glory" plays down a little safer. 

There is no backup dancer to accompany her this time - thus the lack of proper choreograph moves that mostly evident in the video. It feels like something is missing. Apparently only the saxophone man is sitting besides her most of the time.
Then, you may notice lack of imagination on the plot. There is no controversial story in this video - just a plain Lady Gaga doing some odd dancing and trying hard to be as fetish as ever, walking up the stairs. Yes, "The Edge of Glory" is a pure pop single that contains almost nothing for erecting the mood for a dance, but this is not an excuse for the lack of story execution.

Finally, anything interesting or unique signature found in this video? Not so much, except that double "eyelining" shadows that makes her like some "wild animals". If "Judas" has a lipstick gun, "Born This Way" has a masterpiece concept about indifference and zygote germination, what does "The Edge of Glory" has?

Now that people has started to comment things like "I WANT OLD GAGA BACK" or "BORING VIDEO...", I feel that the music video is as usual a form of arts and expression for Lady Gaga. Yes, on technical approach, I am disappointed with the style that this music video comes out, but it does not change the fact that this song itself is awesome.