SINGLE REVIEW: Lady Gaga – Stupid Love

She’s back in her pop glory and you better be ready for the dance floor shenanigans that are going to follow the release of this new song. 

It’s been 4 years since Lady Gaga released her last studio album and since then she’s won Grammy’s and Oscars, played the Super Bowl Halftime concert, starred in a blockbuster film and released her own cosmetic line. She’s literally done it all. And now she’s ready to slay the charts and radio airwaves again with a nostalgic dance-pop banger. 

‘Stupid Love’ can be found somewhere on the sonical spectrum between the ‘Born This Way’ and ‘Artpop’ eras. It follows in the wake of nostalgic synth-pop songs like ‘Don’t Start Now’ by Dua Lipa dominating the charts and radio, and fits well into the contemporary market. 

The gushy pop track hears her finding the inner strength and confidence to fall in love again and want to chase that feeling that simultaneously makes you freak out and feel happy.  

“Now, it’s time to free me from the chain. I gotta find that peace, is it too late or could this love protect me from the pain” she sings during the second verse before confessing in the infectious hook what she really wants; “I want your stupid love”. 

Lyrically and structurally, the song is quite simple and repetitive which helps create the catchy moments that are within its core. The pulsating synths that drive the production are so prominent and heavy, but they also have a pop sensibility to them which keeps them at the mainstream level and gives you that ear worm moment.

This is Lady Gaga’s strongest lead single since ‘Born This Way’ and really hears her giving her fans exactly what they want which is a killer pop track.