Is Lady Gaga’s new song “Perfect Illusion” an allusion to her busted relationship with Taylor Kinney?
The song, which became number one on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart before its official release on September 9 goes, “It wasn’t love, it wasn’t love, It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion), Mistaken for love, it wasn’t love, It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion),You were a perfect illusion, You were a perfect illusion, It was a perfect illusion, Somewhere in all the confusion, It was a perfect illusion, illusion (illusion) …”
Mother Monster (she calls her fans “little monsters”) posted a note on Twitter for her 63.2 million followers thanking the musicians that collaborated for the song. “My love and thanks to the brilliant gentlemen I made this record with @MarkRonson @tameimpala @bloodpop & Josh Homme,” she wrote.
In the Philippines, fans think that the song can be made into a children’s choir piece as a meme showing a teacher on the piano and children singing the chorus adorned Lady Gaga Philippines Facebook Page eight hours after its debut on Spotify.
The singer-songwriter held a two-night concert at MOA Arena in May this year and in answer to the protests of the so-called religious bloc, she declared, “I’m not a creature of your government, Manila!” then sang her controversial song “Judas,” labelled by critics as blasphemous.
Filipinos have much affinity with Lady Gaga especially in the song “Born This Way” which made an international star out of Filipino-Canadian Maria Aragon, who had the honor to sing the same song with the superstar in her “Monster Ball” concert in Toronto in 2011.