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Lady Gaga's newest magnum opus is here, a 13-minute self-directed video of her new song "Marry the Night."
An autobiographical song inspired by the heartbreak Gaga experienced after her first record label, Island Def Jam, dropped her, "Marry the Night" celebrates the singer's tough climb back to self confidence in her artistic abilities.
With its supersized length and high-concept dance numbers and visuals, "Marry the Night" is certain to please her adoring Little Monsters and provide insight into how Gaga views her history in the music industry.
After a dramatic narrated opening with an extended sequence of the Mother Monster rolled on a gurney through a mental institution (where the nurses wear "last season's Calvin Klein" and don mint surgical caps like berets), the video eventually starts paying tribute to her artistic journey.
"I'm going to be a star, do you know why? Because I have nothing left to lose," says Gaga (as mental patient). She's alternately depicted as a ballerina and her recovering self who likes to parade around naked and angry. After her worst, she says she did "what any girl would do," and "did it all again" -- presumably meaning her decision to keep creating music after being devastatingly dropped by her label.
Then the music actually starts (after that 9-minute intro): "I'm going to marry the night, I won't give up on my life"... Then the video kicks into high-adrenaline mode, with explosions and dance sequences and shots of her naked in the tub.
Don't take our word for it, though, check out the video yourself!