Lady Gaga Lets Down Her “Hair” In New Single

Becky Bain | May 16, 2011 1:55 pm

Lady Gaga is clearly in her 80s phase. After releasing tunes like “Judas” and “The Edge Of Glory” that sound straight out of the Reagan era, Gaga has revealed her fourth Born This Way single, the saxophone-featuring, synth-heavy “Hair”, which should have shampoo companies getting into fist fights over who gets to buy the rights of the song for their ads. Show it, glow it, long as she can grow it (or design it), try on Gaga’s RedOne-produced “Hair” below.

Lady Gaga – “Hair”

“Whenever I dress cool my parents put up a fight / And if I’m a hot shot, mom will cut my hair at night / And in the morning I’m short of my identity / I scream Mom and Dad, ‘Why can’t I be who I want to be?'” sings Gaga, employing the same sax found on her previous single “The Edge Of Glory”. (See the complete “Hair” lyrics here).

“‘Hair’ is a really amazing song,” Gaga recently told Ryan Seacrest. “It’s a club record, but it’s sort of got this Bruce Springsteen vibe to it. I actually had Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band come in and he played saxophone on the record. It’s really interesting because [we’re] putting saxophone on this really huge electronic record.”

Besides taking cues from The Boss, she also seems to be inspired by Steve Winwood’s synthy classic “Valerie”. This music video better feature a frizzed out perm in it. (If not, Katy Perry appears to have that one covered in her next vid.)

What do you think of the pop star’s latest? Is the song similar to her hair (over-the-top, fantastical) or, er, like her hair (fake and absurd)? Should the bald community be upset by Gaga excluding them? At the very least, this anthem should serve as an interesting counterpoint to Indie.Arie’s song “I Am Not My Hair”.

[Via Ryan Seacrest]