It’s every little monster’s favorite pop event: new music from the sacrilicious Lady Gaga. As promised, the Italian-“Americano” has dropped promotional single “The Edge Of Glory,” and as is typical of our favorite prom queen, it’s a monster dance jam with a big beat and powerhouse chorus. What’s not so typical? How about that saxophone, courtesy of E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons? Though we’re still not sure if Gaga is yawning or sneezing or what in that artwork, we are very certain that “Edge Of Glory” is nothing to yawn or sneeze at. This is the most excited we’ve been since Saturday’s HBO special. Paws up and head below to listen, monsters!
The “Government Hooker” has stated that the song was inspired by the final moments of her grandfather’s life, so the lyrics (about going home with a new lover) come as a bit of a surprise. Still, the song does have an epic, go-for-broke feel to it, and a distinct Bruce Springsteen vibe, too (not only because the saxophonist plays with The Boss himself). All in all, we think it’s a glorious addition to what we’ve heard from Born This Way (possibly even better than the first two singles).
What say you, little monsters? Will you be hanging onto “The Edge Of Glory”?