New Gaga you guys. Are you even ready for it? You’re probably not ready for it, but here it is anyway. “High Princess/Stache”, a taste of her forthcoming Artpop record, hit the internet today. The track, produced by German DJ Zedd, is a paranoid, intense sprint through a creepily evolving trance synth riff with passages of glitchy bass squiggles perfectly suited for “the club.” Also for getting “messed up,” as she sings.
The lyrics are a predictably playful, if not exactly mind-blowing, riff on the stache/stash pun. Lady Gaga is a man, right LOL.
“There’s no exit more than Jean Paul Sartre,” she sings. “Hope you don’t think my obsession is awkward.” No, not at all, just your phrasing there. Sartre’s No Exit is the play about three doomed souls trapped forever, in case you’re a little behind on your existentialism, from which the famous adage “hell is other people” is derived. It’s a lot like a horrible drug-fueled night in a room with a couple friends digging into your own stash, actually.
What drug though?
“There’s no particular drug I love,” she answers. “But when I can’t find the stash I give up. I need to deal with myself and get better.”
That sounds like a good idea. Then again, she does follow it up singing: “Where’s my stash? Can you feed my love? Cannabis. Can you feel my love? Hybrid sex.” Or something. “Princess high die. Princess die high.” I don’t know, dude, it’s Lady Gaga, not Jean Paul Sartre, it’s not supposed to be literature, just shut up and dance.