Lady Gaga Premieres New Song 'Gypsy' In Berlin
Star performs ballad for the first time at her ARTPOP album launch party...
At an intimate ARTPOP listening party at the Berghain Club in Berlin Thursday (October 24), Lady Gaga gave fans the first look at her new ballad, Gypsy - taken from her upcoming record — and boy did the waterworks flow.
On Wednesday, Gaga had promised that she would be releasing new material in a very interesting fashion leading up to ARTPOP's November 11 release: "I'll be debuting a new song in every territory I travel to over the next 3 weeks! An exclusive for each country! Any guesses for Berlin?"
The first song to drop, it turned out, was Gypsy. Over the course of a rousing Q&A with fans, Lady G made frequent reference — while speaking in a German accent and sporting a moustache — to being a nomad of sorts.
When one fan asked why Gaga sings in different languages, she answered: "Because I'm a gypsy. It's so funny because I actually I have not yet bought a home. I haven't bought a home because I am never in one place for very long."
Before busting out with her new tune, she spoke once more about her wandering soul: "So I wrote this song when I was traveling around the world and it was about this exact thing you said to me when you said, 'They say that a gypsy doesn't have a home, but I do have a home — I have a home with you always."
Seated alone at a piano, sporting a black bra and short white blond hair, Gaga threw herself into something much slower and more stripped down than anything we're heard off of ARTPOP thus far. Reminiscent of Irish ballad The Gypsy Rover, the song depicts the love story between two wanderers.
Gaga sang the lyrics: "Sometimes the story has no end/ Sometimes I think that we could just be friends / Cause I'm a wandering man, he said to me/ And what about our future plans?/ Does this thing we have even make sense?/ When I've got the whole world in front of me?
"So I said, I don't wanna be alone forever/ But I can be tonight/ I don't wanna be alone forever/ But I love a gypsy life/ I don't wanna be alone forever/ Maybe we could see the world together/ I don't wanna be alone forever/ But I can be tonight."
Throughout the performance, fans looked on with tears in their eyes, watching as Gaga unfurled the simple love story with nothing but her voice and piano.
Many of the songs we have heard thus far off of ARTPOP have been much showy affairs — from the theatrical Applause to the growling Swine to the out-there Aura.
Gyspy is a kind of soft release from the grandeur of the rest of a record she has called "an answer to every question about my music up until this point."
Mother Monster is due to unleash ARTPOP on November 11.