Lady Gaga, ‘Stuck on F—in’ You’ – Song Review
Happy holidays little monsters. Lady Gaga didn’t wait for Santa to deliver a brand new, previously unheard song. She did it herself via a tweet issued at midnight. She posted: “Merry X-mas Little Monsters! Listen Here to my UNRELEASED SONG “Stuck On F—in’ You”: bit.ly/t2MVBl.” And yes, this is the real thing, not a leak of an old song.
Ma Monster spoke about the genesis of the song before she issued it, tweeting: “So to give you a little background to the creation of this song. I wrote it in Minnesota after the Monster Ball on the tour bus. We recorded it in one shot. Fernando on guitar, Paul on Drum Machine. I wrote, sang it, and freestyled the last minute + a half of the song.” She also said, “We were all wasted on the bus making records. It is such a time capsule of the spirit of our creativity.”
The song is a bluesy, stripped down ditty that sounds like Gaga could sing it in some hole in the wall dive bar down in Texas or some trashy joint on the Lower East Side. Her voice is enrobed by little more than handclaps, echo effects and a twangy, acoustic guitar. There’s a little distortion on her vocals, but it’s minimal. Compared to the studio processing and effects that define much of ‘Born This Way,’ this is Gaga, naked, sacred and baring it all.
She wasn’t kidding about the one take element, either. She giggles, she improvises, referencing the sold out show she played in Minnesota and cooing about the person who is like an addiction for her. Nothing is cleaned up. She sings, “Baby you’re my liquor / I’m addicted to you” and “I don’t ever want just another boy or a girl / To love / I’m stuck on you,” which she embellishes with a “you-hoo” flourish. She’s holding that torch high as she sings the blues. The slow, lazy nature of the way in which she sings gives off a sensual, jazzy vibe, too.
When she declares, “We got mice in the kitchen / But we don’t care / ‘Cuz we in love,” it embodies that crazy, truly, madly, deeply spirit of L to the O to the V to the E.
‘Stuck on F—in’ You’ is five minutes and 32 seconds of Gaga having a good time — raw, uncensored, unfiltered, with “no plans, no clothes, no piano, no nothing … But being stuck on f—in’ you.” The song certainly captures that feeling of jonesing for someone so bad you can hardly stand it. The song has a snapshot sound; that is, it comes across as if we stumbled onto a recording session with one mantra: no edits allowed. It’s Gaga in her most natural state: performing. Before the song fades out, she even says she could keep going. We don’t doubt that.
Listen to ‘Stuck on F—in’ You’