I wanted to conceptualise this album with dishes of food as most people aren’t that acquainted with dub, yet everyone can enjoy a meal that leaves you in awe of its taste. So let’s start eating…
One aspect of an instrumental album that I anticipate is the way that the music alone has to capture you. Nothing else. You as an artist don’t have the ability to substitute lyrics and vocal hooks for instrumentation that isn’t engaging.
Lady Gaga’s long awaited follow up to 2011’s Born This Way has been unleashed upon the world, and much to the delight of ‘Lil Monsters’ everywhere, ARTPOP is in keeping with Gaga’s direction. And that direction is weird. Very weird.