Lady Gaga’s Song “Stupid Love” Is Brilliant

New song’s theme is accepting differences

Lady Gaga Stupid Love Official Video


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Lady Gaga at the 2017 Grammy Awards Red Carpet on February 12, 2017.

Robert Tashjian, Contributor


Lady Gaga’s new single “Stupid Love” was released on Feb. 27, 2020. This was Gaga’s first solo pop single in about three years. 

“Stupid Love” starts out with the lyric “You’re the one I’ve been waiting for. Gotta quit this cryin’. Nobody’s gonna heal me if I don’t open the door.” It has a positive, energetic beat, which stays consistent throughout.

Even though the verses and choruses changethe song keeps that same nice energy. It gets you up and moving, from the beat to the lyrics. 

The vibes “Stupid Love” gives are similar to what you would find in any of Gaga‘s hits. Similar to “Born this Way“, “Applause”, and “Just Dance,” her latest song will get you to not only just dance, but all of these songs are to get you to go “gaga.  

I really like the final chorus: “I want your stupid love (Oh, oh, woo)/ We got a stupid love, love (Oh) / I want your stupid love, love (Oh) / I want your stupid love, love.” It still has that atmosphere of happiness and love that her songs tend to have, while also containing a slow beat.

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This song is really good at capturing the love that we need to be spreading around, instead of segregating ourselves further.”

— Robert Tashjian

A prominent message Lady Gaga gives is to just be you. Starting out with her pride song “Born this Way,” released in 2011, this latest song “Stupid Love” gives the same euphoric atmosphere.  

This song is really good at capturing the love that we need to be spreading around, instead of segregating ourselves further. We need to just come together and love each other. This song should be able to get you to tell a loved one, “Hey, I love you.”

 Austrialian filmmaker Daniel Askill directed the video for “Stupid Love,” which is set in the futuristic world of Chromatica (the actual setting is California). Contrary to where the message in “Born this Way” is evident in the lyrics, there is a deeper message in “Stupid Love” found more so in the video.  

In an interview with “Variety,” Askill explained why he became interested in working on this project. He said, “She [Gaga] spoke about these seven warring tribes as a metaphor for the state of the world today — that’s what hooked me. She was interested in trying to bring across this message of peace and coming together and putting our differences aside.”

The love of different groups of people is very evident in both “Born this Way” and “Stupid Love.” The songs’ message is to show the lack of hate for certain groups, and that having love instead of hate is very brave and reassuring to those in a group. Whether it’s battling homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, or some other label, Gaga just wants to encourage a safe space for everyone.

In the video, the different “tribes” each have their own symbol, theme, and color. Blue, red, pink, yellow, black, green, with the last color being a mystery. That color will probably be revealed following the release of Gaga’s album “Chromatica.” 

An interesting tidbit of information is that the whole video was shot entirely on an iPhone 11 Pro. Selena Gomez had already done that in her video “Lose You to Love Me.” 

 For “Stupid Love,  Gaga called upon Bloodpop who had also worked on her last single “Joanne” and Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” 

 Gaga’s music career is an excellent balance of her own ideas, and what her fans would like to seeJust like the video being all sorts of different colors and messages, the same is expected of the album