ARTPOP is now mere weeks away (November 11th), and Lady Gaga just dropped a new promotional R&B infused single off the album called “Do What U Want” featuring R. Kelly (produced by DJ White Shadow). You can pick up the track right now on iTunes as part of a special iTunes countdown to the album’s release. To be honest, I’m kind of on the fence with this slower tempo track, maybe it will grow on me but I’ve never really been a fan of R. Kelly, so the song already has one huge strike against it. Perhaps I’ll be more into the second official single, “Venus” which is due out later this week on October 25th. As it stands right now, I have mixed feelings when it comes to ARTPOP, I really do like “Applause” a lot but all the other snippets I’ve heard so far have me a bit concerned. It hardly seems to be the ‘album of the millennium’ as per Gaga’s recent tweet. Who else out there feels the same way?
October 20, 2013