During tonight’s season 2 premiere of Scream Queens, Lady Gaga premiered the brand new music video for her latest single (and return to pop music after a few jazz-filled years) “Perfect Illusion.”
The music video is a stark departure from the Gaga we’ve come to love over the years. Gone are the wigs, the sequins, the short film-like visuals, and in their place are just Gaga with a messy ponytail, a crop top, cut-off jean shorts, and a pair of boots rocking out in the middle of the desert.
The high-intensity, high-speed, high-energy, high-everything video spins around so fast it’s hard to grasp what’s going on. The singer belts out the tune while rolling around in the sand, dancing through a crowd of fans, and giving Beyonce and Britney a run for their money with some serious hair flips. Between flashing nights and quick camera work, it’s truly an illusion. What did we just watch?! Are you feeling as disoriented as we are?
If this is any indication of the route she’s taking for the new era, we’re in for a whole new Gaga.
Check out the “Perfect Illusion” video for yourself below: