Have we met Lady Gaga”s new alter ego -move over Jo Calderone-or is Momma Monster just declaring her love of weed in the new snippet for “Mary Jane Holland,” a track from Nov. 11″s “ArtPop.”
In the 2-minute preview, Lady Gaga singing in an exaggerated mannered tone, extols the virtue of Mary Jane, hanging in Amsterdam, and generally looks at the fame game. It”s a driving, throbbing track that includes call-outs and psychedelic turns. In other words, it”s more like a bad acid trip than a mellow high.
“I know at the moment they think I”m a mess/but its alright because I”m rich as piss,” she grandly sings during a bridge as she prepares to light one up, making it clear that this whole track is Lady Gaga taking a look at fame and art and artifice. That doesn”t make it particularly catchy, though, does it?