Little Monsters, get ready to go country (again). Lady Gaga has revealed the premise of her forthcoming “You and I” video, which follows the understated “Edge of Glory” clip.
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Last week, Gaga shot “You and I” near Springfield, Nebraska — the home state of her longtime on-again, off-again beau, Luc Carl. However, Gaga has not yet revealed a release date for the power ballad’s video, which was shot amidst cornfields and country roads in the Cornhusker state.
“The premise of the video is that I’ve walked all the way from New York City to Nebraska to get him [my boyfriend] back,” the Mother Monster told Omaha radio station Channel 94.1. “I’m walking with no luggage, no nothing. It’s just me, and my ankles are kind of bleeding a little bit, and there’s grass stuck in my shoes. I’ve got this outfit on — it’s real sort of New York clothing.” Listen to the interview below (“You and I” details revealed around 4:49 mark.)
The fourth “Born This Way” single, in which Gaga declares, “There’s something about my cool Nebraska guy,” is rumored to be about Carl. “The person who I wrote this song about has been my buddy and my best friend since I was 19 years old, and he’s from here,” Gaga says in her 94.1 interview. “And I love this state so much.”
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“It’s the idea that when you’re away from somebody you love it’s torture,” Gaga adds of “You and I.” “It’s a very powerful and awful and strange feeling when you’re away from the person that you love. I knew that I wanted to video to be about me sprinting back and walking hundreds of thousands of miles to get him back.”
Gaga also stopped by Carson Daly’s Amp Radio 97.1 show in Los Angeles to tease the themes behind the video and song a bit more.
“There’s this fork in the road and it’s four different ways that I can go, but there’s lots of other things that can happen,” she said. “…Living halfway between reality and fantasy so there’s these sort of strange things that begin to occur in a barn in the middle of Springfield [Nebraska]. It has a lot to do with bridging my past and future as an artist.”
(Additional reporting by Alec Bojalad)