For those of you who have been following the Artsy Techy Life for the past year, you may recall a post I did about Mylene Farmer‘s new album Bleu Noir released earlier this year in Canada. Well, I am probably one of her most devoted fans south west of the Quebec border, or maybe even France for that matter. With this in mind, I am just totally baffled by an article I read today that refers to Mylene and Lady GaGa.
Before I explain, I must say that I have been a Lady GaGa fan ever since her first album, and have appreciate that she is a true musician. However, whoever helped her produce her last album should be fired. It is a well known fact, though not publicly admitted by GaGa, that Born This Way sounds like Express Yourself by Madonna. I read an article on BuzzFeed from about 6 months ago that reveals another excerpt from Born This Way sounds EXACTLY like Mylene Farmer’s Libertine. Now, Madonna I could not care less. No offense to her, but she has had a full career and you can say she is semi retired, but Mylene is still fresh, working, touring her latest album, and is generally MORE popular than Madonna in the sense that she has had more albums and international success. And also, a longer and more vibrant career. Really, Mylene did stuff Madonna only did later in her career. Madonna eventually admitted that her song Express Yourself had elements of Libertine in it. Libertine was released in 1986, Express Yourself in 1989. However, Mylene is the pioneer, and the fact that GaGa did this in a more evident way on this song just burns and irritates me.
I know, a lot of people will say it is a coincidence, but that just makes me laugh. This is no coincidence, it is a total “mindf*ck”. I will continue liking the 3 songs I enjoy from GaGa’s last album – The Edge of Glory, Electric Chapel and Government Hooker because they do not sound like anything I have heard before. However, GaGa is gonna have to prove to me she can still compose in the next album she releases. Did you know that the guitarist in GaGa’s band once worked with another group who recorded a song similar to Judas?? Yup, and he has writing credits to the song too. There has been talk of a suit about that song floating around the Internet. Google it up and see for yourself.
This is just so mind boggling to me. So much, I had to blog how I feel about it. Why would an artist who is successful and on their 3rd album have to copy others?!?! I remember when the Born This Way album was released. It took a while to get to the top position… I am starting to understand why now.
And a special note for all you true Madonna and Mylene fans. Madonna is in the studio working on a new album, and if the rumors are true, it seems like Madonna and Mylene are collaborating! Whatever the song is, I hope it will have a very special message for GaGa