“Freezing cold, steaming hot, sweaty drip-drip-drop / It’s unstoppable, I can’t shake it up,” Lopez sings on the new track. In a parallel universe, we could definitely hear Gaga herself singing “Invading My Mind,” though it has more in common with early tracks from Fame than anything the p-p-p-pointy-faced provocateur has done lately. (The verses also remind us an awful lot of Lopez’s current RedOne-produced hit “On The Floor.”)
While RedOne has said that Lady Gaga’s upcoming album is all about freedom, his work with Lopez is clearly about proving the leggy American Idol judge still has what it takes to get people dancing (as long as they aren’t wearing “Louboutins”). To that end, “Invading My Mind” may very well be successful, even if Mama Monster’s involvement and the Inception-like title filled our heads with much trippier expectations. Still, Lopez could clearly do a lot worse than take a page from Lady Gaga — though hopefully she will pass on the leopard print thong.