After Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement and a resulting Coachella postponement, Lady Gaga was asked to take over Bey’s headlining slot at this year’s festival. She knew she had big shoes to fill and pulled out all the stops. Mother Monster took the stage Saturday night for a 20-track set with song choices spanning her entire career, including a new single titled “The Cure.”
Compared to what Lady Gaga showed fans with “Joanne,” this new song is unexpectedly relevant to the mainstream’s obsession with synth-pop club music. The singer did find a way to tie the surprisingly current track into her typical mantra. “You cure me every time with your love,” she told the Coachella crowd as she thanked her fans for getting her through difficult times.
The dynamic set continued and, likely out of respect for Beyoncé and any possible disappointed fans, Lady Gaga decided to perform “Telephone.” The rendition almost read as a moment of silence to fill the Queen Bey void as Lady Gaga steered clear of the mic during Beyoncé’s part of the song.
Check out a few videos from Lady Gaga’s Coachella set below. She returns for round two next weekend.
What do you think of her new single?
(Photo credits: braveforgaga Twitter account; Lady Gaga Instagram account)