Paparazzi ( Lady Gaga Rob Fusari Cover ) 07.12.10
Below are some words I wrote for a recent issue of IN Toronto Magazine:
At the root of it all though is an anthemic songwriting approach, a confluence of late-period ABBA, Boney M., Queen, Madonna, and late ’80s Europop. In many of her songs, she utilizes the consciously-constructed minor verse/major chorus classic pop formula to maximize listener response. Dynamic production is only icing on this confection. You only need to be in a room of partiers to see the effect that spinning “Bad Romance” or “Telephone” has on unifying a dancefloor. When an iconic powerhouse like Beyoncé allows herself to appear as a supporting character in someone else’s video, a true artist is commanding some serious respect from the music community.”
Gaga is here to stay. I hope to see her live someday.