Over the past six months Lady Gaga has become more synonymous with the preposterous than pop. Our eyes were ready to roll when she premiered her 'The Edge of Glory' video last night, but what do you know? Not only do we love it, but it has shocked us more than any meat dress, penis shoes or biblical blahblah ever could.
We're shocked at the normality of the whole affair.
Instead of any cosmic birthing nonsense ('Born The Way') or religious rave-a-thons ('Judas') the idea behind 'The Edge of Glory' is simple: 'Lady sings song, does a dance, the end'.
It won't be a video that people discuss or feel strongly enough to post on their friend's Facebook walls with the usual flourish of OMGs and LOLs, but it is a video which finally lets the music take centre stage and highlights Gaga as the clever, talented and wonderful popstar we know she can often be. We much prefer her when she leaves the campaigning, the politics and the want to change the world at home and just makes brilliant pop music. Here is her 'The Edge of Glory' video.
Our greatest wish for a future Lady Gaga video is to see her 'hanging' with her friends (hired models). This would shock the world more than anything else she is currently feverishly planning inside her curious little mind.