Lady Gaga Making Directorial Debut With ‘Judas’ Video
Singer. Pop star. Auteur. Creative Director of Polaroid. Gay icon. Fashion Icon. Those descriptions all dot Lady Gaga‘s impressive resume. Now, Gaga can add “director” to her list of accomplishments.
The singer revealed the news during her ‘Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga’ interview that she will co-direct the video for her forthcoming single, ‘Judas.’
Gaga’s creative director Laurieann Gibson — who we previously reported was on board for the ‘Judas’ video — will now share directorial duties with the pop star. “I’m very excited. Actually, I can exclusively reveal here at Google that I will be making my directorial debut with Laurieann Gibson — directing this video [by] ourselves,” says Gaga, wearing her hair in an elaborate bun and sporting granny shades with black lenses.
Gaga also said that ‘Judas,’ which she co-produced alongside RedOne, will make use of familiar imagery by incorporating religious symbols into the creative fray, much like her controversial video for last year’s smash hit, ‘Alejandro.’
“It’s no surprise, I’m sure, to many of you, that Judas is a man of the biblical senses, so expect to see some symbolism in this video,” Gaga says. She also recited some more of the song’s lyrics: “When he comes to me, I am ready/ I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs/ Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain/ Even after three times, he betrays me/ I’ll bring him down, a king with no crown.”
She offered a precise glimpse into the meaning behind the lyrics, saying, “You have to look into what is haunting you and you need to look into forgiving yourself in order to move on. And it’s really fun to dance to and sounds like it could be a pop priest record.”
A pop priest record? Only in Gaga’s Universe!
Earlier this month, Gibson talked a bit about the upcoming video, telling MTV that, “’Judas’ is exciting for me because we had this amazing artistic approach to ‘Born This Way’ and I’m so excited for how riveting, energetic and electric the record is, something really phenomenal. So, visually, the dance, the costuming, the idea of how big we’re trying to go, [it's] going to be a roller-coaster ride.”
We can’t wait to see the final result of Gaga’s and Gibson’s collaborative vision.
Watch Lady Gaga Interviewed on the ‘Google Goes Gaga’ Segment