“Have you seen the video for 911?”
Well, 20 million people have since it debuted. It’s the vision of filmmaker Tarsem Singh who partnered with the Lady Gaga for the surreal mini-film which, brings a new light to Gaga’s staccato, club banger about her experience with trauma and antipsychotic medication.
Singh told EW about meeting with Gaga in July,
“I told her when we met that I’ve never heard a song of hers… I never saw ‘A Star is Born’…”
…the best music video directors hear a song and they write a video for the song…. But I loved the song. I knew what to do with it, but I usually only listen to classical and folk music.
The greatest thing about it was there was an intro in classical music, so it just hooked me…. She and I bonded. I didn’t realize how close the idea was to what happened to her.
When she told me [what the song] means, [the concept] fit like a glove. I made it not about blood loss, but about the opposite of being high on drugs:
Basically, a lack of a drug. You don’t have your pills, so you’re not on your medication. I realized not having your medication is just about as absurd as having a lot of medication or drugs.”
For the full interview and more behind the scenes stories, go here…