Lady Gaga – “The Edge of Glory” (Video)

LADY GAGA THE EDGE OF GLORY
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

RIP Clarence Clemons

“The Edge of Glory” is one of Lady Gaga’s biggest songs; both vocally and sentimentally. It’s also one of her least idiosyncratic. It seems fitting then that the video for “The Edge…” is unlike the video Gaga we’ve come to know through clips like “Bad Romance” and “Telephone.”

Instead of another multi-million dollar production, the Haus of Gaga-directed clip is relatively simple. Biblical biker gangs, intergalactic spawn and humanoid condom bathhouse people are nowhere to be found. Here, the frames are fixed on a studded leather-clad Gaga, and for a few shots, E Street’s sax-wielding Clarence Clemons.

There’s this wonderful bit in the clip during Clemons’ cheesy-genius sax solo, where Gaga dances on her own, channeling another pop starlet ahead of the curve, Robyn. (Indeed, I instantly thought of Robyn when I first heard “The Edge of Glory,” an association that initially irked me but has since become a welcome one.) This dance break down is almost like an accidental homage to Robyn’s great, great “Call Your Girlfriend” video.

Lady Gaga Born This Way record is out now, and it’s the best straight-up pop record we’ve heard all year.

What did you think?
 26  15  9  21
Mick-Jenkins-Rain
Music

Hear the Missy Elliot-sampling single from the rising Chicago rapper

sbtrkt
Music

Hear the latest from Wonder Where We Land

jessie ware
Music

Work out your heartache on the dance floor with a club-ready remix.

james-blake
Music

Plus, a fully-mixed version of his new song “200 Press.”

julian casablancas and the voids
Music

Stream the weirdest, and possibly best, record you’ll hear today.

white sea weeknd
Music

Someone please hook these guys up to actually make music together soon.

milosh
Music

Hear a new song from the Rhye singer that he’ll perform on tour.

ad6230cf
Music

Hear the latest single from NehruvianDOOM

homepage_large.5c2ffe22
Remixes

Hear the new remix from the trio of producers