Lady Gaga changed her musical style and with that change comes a new look. The singer possesses the chameleonesque quality of being able to look like a different person every day–sometimes several times a day. This time, however, she has left everyone with their mouths open at the absence of her signature style, and her resemblance to Cher. Is Lady Gaga the reincarnation of Cher?
The singer’s “vintage” look has a certain gothic feel–remember Morticia from the Addam’s Family? The drastic change in Lady Gaga’s style is due to the fact she just recorded a serious jazz album with Tony Bennett. The album, titled “Cheek to Cheek,” will hit the shelves on September 23.
The project took two years to complete, but it was an easy album to complete for the pop icon, as she has been singing jazz since she was 14.
The biggest surprise was her drastic change–fashion wise–and much like Cher, she never seems to get old. Other similarities with the famous “Sonny & Cher” star are that she has a privileged voice and a a fashion sense that people will either love or hate, but never leaves you feeling indifferent. Cher also went through a phase when she became “elegant,” and it bored her audience.
Her appearance in the Oscars ceremony without one of her over-the-top outfits was a large let down. Years later, however, Cher went back to her roots–thank goodness! Let’s hope that Lady Gaga goes that same route, if not what are we going to talk about?
The first single off of the album is a cover of “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter.
Not the first time that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett work together
It’s amazing how a 28-year-old Lady Gaga and an 87-year-old Tony Bennett have some much in common musically, so much so that this isn’t their first collaboration together. In 2011, Gaga lent her voice for Bennett’s album “Duets II,” a smash hit–Grammy included. The 60 year difference between the two gets lost when they share melodies on the album. They have both declared their respect for each other.
Both Gaga and Bennett have recently shared the stage together, surprising many at the Jazz Festival in Montreal and one of Bennett’s favorite schools.
To quote Panamanian singer Ruben Blades, “La vida te da sorpresas; sorpresas te da la vida” (Life gives you surprises, surprises give you life).