Remember that catchy song that leaked about three weeks ago that you absolutely did not under any circumstances listen to because that would be music piracy and you would never do that? Well, lucky for you patient and law-abiding little monsters, the music video for Lady Gaga’s first single, “Stupid Love,” off her highly anticipated sixth studio album, now rumored to be titled Chromatica (based on that ending), was unleashed — officially and legally — to the world Friday night. The song might sound familiar to some, but the music video is an all-new pink fantasia of classic Gaga pop. For her part, Gaga doesn’t seem too pressed about the song leaking.
“These records got passed around to so many different people,” she told New Music Daily with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, in an interview shared shortly after the song’s release. “There were so many different iterations of these songs because we all wanted it to be perfect and literally nobody cared who put their fingerprints on it, as long as it was the dopest thing that we could give to the world and that it was meaningful, authentic, and completely me.” As for the rest of those songs, Gaga said that while she was “miserable, sad, depressed” and “cried constantly” through the process of making the album, she was somehow able to channel the pain into something upbeat. “We are definitely dancing,” she reassured. Check out the final version of “Stupid Love” for yourself and decide whether or not it was worth the wait.