Good evening everyone, welcome back to MikeyMix! On February 8th (the same day the first pre-sale tickets for the ‘Joanne World Tour’ were released) my all-time favourite artist Lady Gaga released the video for her track ‘John Wayne’.
The video was released without any prior advertisement and before being released on VEVO it was an Apple Music exclusive, thankfully I have a subscription.
When I saw that ‘John Wayne’ was the next song to be given a video I couldn’t contain the excitement, this is because the track is one of my favourites on the ‘Joanne’ album, the element of surprise aided the excitement because I was almost certain that the next instalment in the ‘Joanne’ story would be ‘A-Yo’.
The video takes begins directly where the video for ‘Million Reasons’ ended: a close-up of Gaga in a pink suit and matching cowboy hat playing guitar. However, unlike the ‘Million Reasons’ video as soon as Gaga says the iconic lyrics:
“It’s like, I just love a cowboy you know? I’m just like, I just, I know it’s bad. But I’m just like: can I just like, hang off the back of your horse and can you go a little faster!?”
-Lady Gaga (John Wayne monologue)
The video went completely “Gaga”, although the track is one of the shortest on the album the video definitely makes up for it: in an array of colour, leather and cowboys, Gaga and her lover take us on a journey to a place we haven’t been to since the ‘Born This Way’ era.
If I had to describe this video in five words I would have to say “Judas meets Yoü and I”.
As a veteran little monster this video brought back all kinds of memories are there are clear references to Gaga‘s past era’s within the video: the video even loosely references the track ‘Aura’ when Gaga kills her former self by shooting her with her heel.
If you haven’t seen the video yet I’ll link it below, personally I loved it and cannot wait to see the next instalment in the ‘Joanne’ story (I am hoping that ‘Dancin’ in Circles’ gets a video one day as it is my favourite from the album).
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Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!
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