LADY GAGA'S NEWEST VIDEO: 'YOU AND I'

August 17, 2011, 1:12 pm Joanna Holcombe Yahoo!7 Music

A mermaid tail, Gaga-on-Gaga kissing, some form of torture in a barn and of course dancing. Lots of dancing. This is the nutshell version of Lady Gaga's video for 'Yoü and I' (and leaves out a whole bunch of other things like a water tank, the white ghost-like wedding and Gaga in ballet flats – yes ballet f-l-a-t-s).

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A mermaid tail, Gaga-on-Gaga kissing, some form of torture in a barn and of course dancing. Lots of dancing. This is the nutshell version of Lady Gaga's video for 'Yoü and I' (and leaves out a whole bunch of other things like a water tank, the white ghost-like wedding and Gaga in ballet flats – yes ballet f-l-a-t-s).

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Gaga (aka Mother Monster to her fans) has released her brand new music video for 'Yoü and I' two days early.

It was originally due to release on Thursday (PST) during an MTV special, but after internet leaks overnight in the US, Lady Gaga decided to go early with the official video.

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The quirky 'Born This Way' singer took to Twitter to announce the early release, tweeting:"F*CK"THURS"DAY"(read: "F*CK THURSDAY" – the original official release date.)The next tweet guided fans to her YouTube account with the brand new video. "YouAndIVideo: http://t.co/Ag5ZkXn. You must love all + every part of me, as must I, for this complex + incomprehensible force to be true." In standard Mother Monster fashion, the video is rather cryptic - as are her tweets - but it does contain some identifiable themes throughout.Given the song was written for her on-again, off-again ex, bartender Carl Luc, and he was born in Nebraska, the opening shots reveal Nebraskan-esque cornfields, and Gaga walking along the road in her trademark platform heels. A previous interview with Gaga (real name Stephanie Joanne Germanotta) herself hinted at the Carl Luc theme: "The premise of the video is that I've walked all the way from New York City to Nebraska to get him [my boyfriend] back. I'm walking with no luggage, no nothing. It's just me, and my ankles are kind of bleeding a little bit, and there's grass stuck in my shoes. I've got this outfit on -- it's real sort of New York clothing."While this is evident in the opening moments, the video moves into far more interesting territory than that.WATCH: Lady Gaga: on camera tears and show throwingPICS: Lady Gaga does SydneyREAD: Review of Lady Gaga at the Sydney Monster HallSome scenes show different forms of torture (or perhaps even sadism) inflicted on a bound Gaga, perhaps indicating the metaphorical anguishing nature of the relationship between Lady Gaga and her ex, Carl Luc.Another scene shows human/mermaid sex (or what you imagine is mermaid sex given his derrière is covered in a towel in the bathtub in the barn [and yes, I did just write that]). We're not quite sure about that one, but perhaps it's about Gaga and her ex being very different people that at times could get along swimmingly.The most interesting moments in the video come from the Gaga on Gaga scene, in what appears to be a crop circle. Her trademark piano is there - and of course she's playing it – but her attire is just a simple cream silk negligee and long blonde wig, making her almost ethereal. Noticeably absent are her platform shoes; instead she has simple ballet flats on her feet. From the woman who said would 10-pin bowl in her sky-high platforms rather than let her fans see her in bowling shoes, that is saying a lot. But more on this in a moment.Accompanying her in this scene is, well, herself. The Joe Calderone version of Lady Gaga (read Gaga dressed in drag as an Italian greaser mechanic) sits atop the piano, smoking away and scowling.At one stage, the Joe Calderone Gaga pashes on with the lady Lady Gaga. Picking back up from the ballet flats, this makes for an interesting scene: an exposed and vulnerable Gaga (identified by her stripped back appearance) loving her New Yorker, tough-guy side. This ties in with her "You must love all + every part of me, as must I," tweet.This also ties back into the overall theme of her 'Born This Way' album - embrace the way you were born, and love every single part of yourself.In summation, Lady Gaga has struck weird video gold again. And personally, I can't wait to see what Gaga brings us next.Watch the full 'Yoü and I' video

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  1. Michael05:13am Thursday 18th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    And by the way, you haters are making her rich beyond measure, because you are building the controversy around her, don't you see it.

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  2. Michael05:04am Thursday 18th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    And by the way, you haters are making her rich beyond measure, because you are building the controversy around her, don't you see it.

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  3. Michael05:01am Thursday 18th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    All you religious fuddy duddies were screaming bloody murder when Elvis was shaking his hips (oh how you forget), so if you ain't got anything good to say, or add to this world then don't say it (theres enough negativity as there is). You have the right to live your life as you see fit, as so does she.

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  4. ozlad7811:40pm Wednesday 17th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Sick of her. I wish she would do us a favour and disappear!

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  5. gerry08:50pm Wednesday 17th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    a madonna wanna be give it a rest

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  6. DV807:47pm Wednesday 17th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Who the hell knows.........TWITTER :)

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  7. Ildi07:23pm Wednesday 17th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    This type of drama queen Lady Ga Ga takes extreme measures to get a message across with every song she brings out. I feel that she tries to outdo Cher and Madonna (Miss Copy Cat) by being even more explicit visually and find that she demonstrates on videos to the young people that its ok to be who you are.But to a point for the sake of portraying a different approach to fantacy on stage to so many. What happened to taking responsibility to her actions?! Society needs boundaries of what is acceptable in dress code and how much you can express yourself. People like this tells me that she has baggage expressing it to public in an extreme way and getting away with it to glorify and strut her stuff. I see her as big revenue to concerts she performs travelling around the world. I think she has stripped away femininity of women and rather see her as volgar. Keep her legs closed and slutty appearances is certainly cheapening woman kind! Think about it... I come from a rock era 60s and 70s, but cannot get my head around the way she conducts herself to the wide public. I am not here to try and change the views of others, which is fine, but I am curious as to how she pans out in the future. I can handle her if she was on a catwalk in a fashion parade for creativity but nothing more. Money talks and bullshit walks. No disrespect to LGG lovers, its just a view point of concern. Cheers!

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  8. Korey06:01pm Wednesday 17th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Wow..... just... wow.....

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