Lady Gaga Reveals 'Marry the Night' Teaser
Lady Gaga has released a preview of the prologue to her upcoming "Marry the Night" video. The teaser, which depicts Gaga as a troubled youth in a mental institution, runs under two minutes, but Gaga says the full prologue will be over seven minutes. Yes, the prologue to the "Marry the Night" music video will be over seven minutes. One can only guess how long the video itself will be, though Gaga did say it will be her longest yet.
The entire sequence is dubbed over by a grown-up Gaga explaining, "When I look back on my life, it's not that I don't want to see things exactly as they happened, it's just that I prefer to remember them in an artistic way." She continues, "Clinical psychology tells us, arguably, that trauma is the ultimate killer. Memories are not recycled like atoms and particles in quantum psychics, they can be lost forever. It’s sort of like my past is an unfinished painting, and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again."
Alternating between realistic and ridiculous, straight-forward and cryptic, the bizarrely poetic clip is difficult to define, much like Gaga herself. If this short preview is any indication, "Marry the Night" will simultaneously be both dark and humorous, two elements which Gaga has managed to balance on a razor's edge in videos such as "Paparazzi" and "Telephone."
Given their recent falling out, it is unclear to what extent (if any) Gaga's former choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson was involved in the making of this video, although we do know that she did not co-direct alongside Gaga as she did with videos such as "Judas." Check out the clip below and let us know what you think so far of Gaga as a solo director.