In just 3 days, Lady Gaga’s 911 song has been viewed nearly 15 million times. The music video is shot in the format of a short film and her lyrics take fans inside her mental health battles…
On Friday, Lady Gaga told her 57 million Facebook followers that the project is “very personal” to her.
She said: “It’s been years since I felt so alive in my creativity.”
The music video is visually dynamic and Lady Gaga takes her fans on a colourful journey to the desert where a family appears to be preparing for a funeral.
The lyrics include lines such as: “My biggest enemy is me ever since day one.”
She sings about hearing voices and “repeating self-hating phases.”
The singer was at first hesitant to talk about self-harming out of fear that it would glamourise the habit. Now, she is more vocal about her mental health challenges.
This short film is very personal to me, my experience with mental health and the way reality and dreams can interconnect…
Earlier this year, Lady Gaga told Oprah Winfrey about her post-traumatic stress disorder.
She said: “I was raped repeatedly when I was 19 years old, and I also developed PTSD as a result of being raped and also not processing that trauma.”
Lady Gaga calls her latest offering “the poetry of pain.” The song, titled 911 is featured on her brand new album, Chromatica.
“Something that was once my real life everyday is now a film, a true story that is now the past and not the present,” she said.
Inspired fans reacted to the video on social media.
lady gaga’s 911 makes me anxious and sad and inspired somehow and i love that woman for that
— gigi bee (@magigic) September 21, 2020
Lady Gaga helped me survive seeing my family in Johburg
My biggest enemy is me
Pop a 911
— Jay (@maggiehashands) September 21, 2020
Although I didn’t really like Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album, 911 really struck a cord with me. I used to struggle so much with splitting from reality and took the same antipsychotic medication as she does. She’s brave for sharing something so traumatic and personal.
— ayah (@thirdeyepussy) September 21, 2020
my biggest enemy is me ever since day one pop a 911 then pop another one!!!
I love @ladygaga so much!! I relate to this song so hard as someone who struggles w mental health. made me feel less alone in what im going thru & the music video was INCREDIBLE ?ﾟﾒﾓ?ﾟﾒﾕ pic.twitter.com/bbvAbK3pPi
— ᏉᎥ☻լꂅϮ (@violetisgreen) September 21, 2020