London: Singer Lady Gaga, known for her bizarre dress sense, has come out with a video she says has been inspired by surrealist artist Salvador Dali and philosopher Francis Bacon.
Titled ‘Born This Way’, the promos feature the 24-year-old pop star giving birth while sitting above the earth and Gaga says the idea was to create a new type of human.
"It`s very inspired by, especially in the beginning, Salvador Dali and Francis Bacon. It`s this story about the birth of this new race, a race that bears no prejudice and a race that`s primary ambition in life is to inspire unity and togetherness" femalefirst.co.uk quoted her saying.
"It`s very symbolic, this video. And the visuals are really stunning and the video is beautiful. It`s very meaningful to me. And the song is very meaningful to me," she added.
The track has received its share of criticism for sounding similar to Madonna`s early 1990s song 'Express Yourself', and Gaga admits that the 52-year-old pop icon has an influence on her music.
"Of course she is, and so were so many of the artists from the 90s. That era of music was the transfusion of gospel and pop, R&B and dance music. I wanted to do something that was very risky and that in a lot of ways was extremely modern but in a way puts its middle finger up at modernity and says, `This is to empowerment.`" she said in an interview on Britain`s Radio 1.