Just hours after releasing surprise new single ‘The Cure,’ Lady Gaga has found herself in a position to which she has become accustomed – #1.
The Pop force has stormed to the top of the US iTunes tally with the track, which has received a potently positive response since being debuted live at Coachella.
Produced by Nick Monson, the rousing production also sits atop of the pack on UK iTunes. In doing so, it dethrones the seemingly unshakable Harry Styles in the process.
The arrival and early success of ‘Cure’ is fascinating.
Indeed, not only was it totally unexpected, it re-writes the usual “what is the next single from the album” narrative.
Gaga is still in-cycle for her ‘Joanne’ LP and sets sail on a tour to support the set in August, and yet ‘The Cure’ is not featured on the project.
Could it be a re-release track? A standalone track to plug the tour? Or the launch of something different?
The latter doesn’t seem far-fetched. After all, Gaga mastered this with ‘The Fame’ and ‘Fame Monster’ mixed, meshed eras almost a decade ago.
Whatever the case, we’re buzzed.
‘The Cure’ is the most mainstream, Pop-pleasing song she’s released in years and should go someway in satisfying all corners of the public.
It sounds like a smash in waiting. It’ll be interesting to see whether its success sustains.