Lady Gaga’s new single “Stupid Love” dropped Friday along with a heavily stylized and choreographed music video directed by Daniel Askill. It centers around a foreign world embroiled in conflict, ultimately coming together via love and the embrace of self-expression. As Earthlings living in a highly divisive political and social world, the connotations of the “Stupid Love” video seem to be: “Don’t just sit there and hope things start to feel better on their own.”
The title card reads: “The world rots in conflict. Many tribes battle for dominance. While the Spiritual ones pray and sleep for peace, the Kindness punks fight for Chromatica.”
While the beginning of the video shows individuals wearing different-colored robes, shoving each other as an angry crowd cheers them on, when Lady Gaga’s hot-pink tribe of Kindness punks arrives, the attitude immediately changes to one of celebration of their respective differences.
“Stupid Love” is a collaboration between Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Tchami and Max Martin. There are no details as to whether other collaborators will be featured on Gaga’s unannounced forthcoming EP, but it’s safe to say that it’ll be bold.
Lady Gaga’s last full-length album was 2016’s Joanne. But she’s kept busy and has won some accolades along the way. Her role and songwriting in the Bradley Cooper-directed remake A Star Is Born earned her two Oscar nominations, winning Best Original song for “Shallow” at the 2018 Academy Awards. She also began a Las Vegas residency in December.
Check out the music video for “Stupid Love” below.