There is no doubt that anyone who knows music definitely knows Lady Gaga. She is a pioneer in her field and she deserves a lot of respect for everything she has done. This is one artist, that people who do not know her music, can still recognize. How is this so? Outrageous costumes, statements, song lyrics and overall image.
With that said, does the use of shock always work in her favor? Does it always get across what she wants it to? Her song “Edge of Glory” is one that has a lot of meaning to her. This song was written at the side of her dying grandfather as they sat at the piano. With that kind of significance, you expect a clear message over how she was feeling or what she wants her fans to take away from the song.
When the music video dropped though, there were many people trying to decipher the meaning and messages delivered in the video. Many claim that the scenes in the video were representative of her thoughts and feelings. That the road was her mind and the spacing of the buildings and steps were representative of something. The only thing I saw in the video was her parading around in a risqué outfit in front of red-lit windows and red illuminated streets. That made me think of one thing; Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Once the worlds sex capital, this district is famous for it’s red-lit windows containing prostitutes. Though this is no longer the sex capital, it just makes me wonder the real message that she was trying to deliver, and whether her, or her team, considered that interpretation.