After a few weeks of your regularly scheduled Lady Gaga teasing, the wait is finally over for the music video for her new single, “Perfect Illusion.” The song is the first track that we’re getting to hear off her new album, Joanne, which is scheduled for release on October 21st.
“Perfect Illusion” is exhilarating in all of the best ways possible, as Gaga spends the first half of the clip frantically dancing in a desert after driving to the dusty location before taking those talents into a performance setting, basically starting a mosh pit with her band and the crowd surrounding them.
The video is totally rock and roll, and certainly unlike anything we’ve ever seen from Gaga in the past. If this is the direction that she’ll continue to go in, then it’s worth waiting at the edge of your seat for what is going to come next.
Directed by Ruth Hogben and Andrea Gelardin, the clip is unique because it’s not often where the song’s producers and co-writers are featured in the video, too. But there you’ll see Mark Ronson, BloodPop, and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker – all who co-produced the song – in total rockstar mode as Gaga’s backing band. Joanne is the start of a new era, and with Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” video, the emphasis is very heavy on “new.”