As CheatSheet notes, “Telephone” was a huge hit by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, earning them the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration and the NRJ Music Award for Video of the Year, among others.
However, while it may seem like a fun party song on the surface, Gaga has made it clear that the tune has a much deeper meaning.
In an interview with British Vogue, the “Bad Romance” hitmaker explained what that means.
“Me and Beyoncé really, in this video, we wanted to strike a balance between fashion and camp,” Gaga said. “So we wanted to do a play about American flags and a play about capitalism. The inspiration for the Americana vibe was the song “Telephone” about being flooded with phone calls. “
Furthermore, her deeper inspiration for the song was that people increasingly believed in communicating in an increasingly less realistic way, perhaps thanks to the advent of the internet and social media. society, which led to “the infiltration of capitalism in a way that is not healthy for us,” says Gaga.
Thus, at the core of “Telephone” is “a commentary on American culture.”
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