Gaga's back, but it's not for a club/summer/dance jam/remixable popstravaganza. Lady Gaga's new song is a serious turn, a PSA more about the message than the music. Gaga has been involved with activist causes throughout the course of her career, with empowering anthems like "Born This Way," She puts her message into her club jams, but in this harrowing ballad, there's no distraction from the issues.
Gaga partnered with the filmmakers of The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, and with songwriter Diane Warren. The video was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the director of Twilight (but please don't hold that against her). The song gets real, and Lady Gaga is making her impact real, by donating proceeds from the song to organizations that help survivors of sexual assault.
The video is powerful, and has been resonating with tweeters across the world.