Release date: 29.12.2011
Music Style: Disco Pop
Article No.: 1748254 / GAGAGOV010
Lady Gaga‘s ‘Government Hooker’ starts out with a high, almost-operatic vocal; it reminds us of when the also-daring Gwen Stefani utilized ‘the Lonely Goatherd’ yodeling from ‘The Sound of Music’ on ‘Wind It Up’ from her second solo album ‘The Sweet Escape.’ Gaga’s usage of such an ethereal vocal is so unconventional — but that’s what we expect from her. Nevertheless, ‘Government Hooker’ quickly launches into a techno beat that embeds itself into the song’s foundation and repeats itself throughout, until the fade out. The collision of Gaga’s warm and breathy vocals over the hardened, processed beats works, and this is one of the most techno songs she has ever released.
Despite the title, ‘Government Hooker’ is not a political manifesto; it’s a Lady Gaga dance song that’s not nearly as disco-leaning as her title track, ‘Born This Way.’ It is, however, one of her most aggro and electro-pop tracks to date, as she’s not afraid to interact passionately with the synthetic beats. She sells it like a lady of the night, that’s for sure. ‘Government Hooker’ should get asses moving on the dancefloor, and there is more to watch out for on Gaga's ‘Born This Way' Album.
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