Lady GaGa is weird. We all know this. You either love or hate her for it. GaGa's new album ARTPOP finally landed on Earth yesterday after months of existing in some other-worldly location.
"Aura" is one of my favorite tracks from the big, brash, beat-filled album. The album is filled with dazzling dance production, bizarre lyrics and some of Lady GaGa's most unique vocals to date. "Aura" is the album's opener and undeniably a highlight of the ARTPOP experience with it's unusual instrumentation, chaotic verses and muddled message.
"Enigma popstar is fun, she wear burqa for fashion. It's not a statement as much as just a move of passion," Gaga sings on "Aura". I don't think anyone truly knows what she means by that, but I think she is taking a jab at her outrageous outfit decisions.
"Aura" aims to be political and polarizing, even if it's a tired sentiment from GaGa, the construction of this song itself lends itself to repeat listens. The verses are manic and dirty before blossoming into a beautiful chorus.