Lady Gaga has shared an attention-grabbing video for “911,” the highlight on her latest album Chromatica.
On the surface, the four-minute clip looks like just about any other fashion-forward Gaga visual, featuring striking sets and outlandish costumes. But the video, directed by filmmaker Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, digs deep into the struggles of mental health and the side effects of antipsychotics. In an Instagram post, the pop star explained that its concept stemmed from an idea Tarsem had thought of decades ago.
“This short film is very personal to me, my experience with mental health and the way reality and dreams can interconnect to form heroes within us and all around us,” she wrote. “I’d like to thank my director/filmmaker Tarsem for sharing a 25-year-old idea he had with me because my life story spoke so much to him.”
In her message, Gaga also thanked her Little Monsters for their constant support. “I’m awake now, I can see you, I can feel you, thank you for believing in me when I was very afraid,” she added.
“911” is the latest track from Chromatica to receive the visual treatment, following “Stupid Love” and the Ariana Grande-assisted “Rain on Me.” Last month, Gaga performed a medley of songs from the record for the 2020 MTV VMAs.
Check out Gaga’s latest video below: