"Artpop" (stylized as "ARTPOP") is a song by Lady Gaga released on her fourth studio album ARTPOP. Gaga confirmed during a track-by-track commentary with Sirius XM that the song is also known as the "Swan Song". It was also the first song written for the album, and the one worked on the longest out of the other tracks.
Background and composition
The song was first mentioned on a photo posted on Instagram and LittleMonsters.com by Gaga on August 3, 2012. It included lyrics: "We could, we could, belong together. ARTPOP." The same day, she also revealed a photo of a tattoo that read "ARTPOP".
On November 20, 2013, Lady Gaga posted a short fashion film, shot by Inez and Vinoodh as well as the Haus of Gaga. This video was filmed during the ARTPOP photshoot. In the video, Gaga is seen in various sets and outfits, some of which include the motherboard chair, and the prosthetic arm, as well as new and unseen sets. The video was first debuted at the artRave in Brooklyn, New York, on November 10, 2013.
"G.U.Y." Music video
"Artpop" is featured as the first song from the "G.U.Y." music video. A new remixed version of the song is used which featurs an extended instrumental introduction. The video begins in the desert (Hearst Ranch) with businessmen fighthing about money while carrying bows and arrows. Gaga is seen as a Phoenix lying down with an arrow stuck on her back. The businessmen then leave the scene without trying to help Gaga as they are too busy trying to catch the falling money. The song is used from the start of the video up until when she arrives at Hearst Castle.
|Writers||Lady Gaga, DJ White Shadow, Dino Zisis and Nick Monson|
|Co-producer||Dino Zisis and Nick Monson|
|Recording by||Dave Russell and Benjamin 'Ben' Rice at Record Plant, Hollywood, CA|
|Assistant recording||Benjamin 'Ben' Rice and Daniel Zaidenstadt at Record Plant|
|Mixed by||Dave Russell at Record Plant, Hollywood, CA |
Heard IT! Studios, North Hollywood, CA
|Assistant mixing by||Benjamin 'Ben' Rice|
|Additional mixing by||Dino "Speedlove" Zisis at Record Plant|
|Additional programing by||Rick Pearl|
|Piano arrangement||Lady Gaga|
|Guitar arrangement||Lady Gaga and Nick Monson|
|Background vocals||Nicole Ganther, Natalie Ganther and Lyon Gray|
|Background vocal arrangement||Lady Gaga|
|Union contract administrator||Ivy Skoff|
|Mastering||Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering, Burbank, CA|