Lady Gaga has booked us a one way ticket to Candyland with a surprise release of “Sour Candy,” her newest single and collab with BLACKPINK.
The mouth-puckering dance pop delight, co-produced by BloodPop and BURNS, is 2:38 minutes of pure pop confection, oh silly us, we mean perfection. Throughout the bi-lingual bop Gaga and the K-pop girl group switch off verses spinning a tale of love that’s much like our favorite movie theater candy, Sour, Sweet, and if you don’t behave, Gone.
Jennie and Lisa of BLACKPINK rap on the opening verse. Serving us with some sour sass, “I’m sour candy, so sweet then I get a little angry,” “I’m super psycho, make you crazy when I turn the lights low.” Gaga talks sweet to us in the chorus, keeping on with the double entendre, “hard on the outside, but if you give me time, then I could make time for your love.” Jennie comes in again, this time singing in Korean, with a bit of added tart in English, “If you wanna fix me, then let’s break up here and now,” declaring if change is the expectation, then get gone sucker.
"Sour Candy" is the third track Gaga has blessed us with from her upcoming sixth studio album, Chromatica, following on the heels, or should we say rain boots, of her collab with Ariana Grande "Rain on Me" and her first single, "Stupid Love."
This is the Gaga we love, want and need and we cannot wait for Chromatica to arrive.
On Wednesday, Gaga took to Twitter to share her own excitement and let her Little Monsters know she had a special delivery. “Delivering #Chromatica myself to every retailer around the world… in Chromatica time and distance do not exist.”
Truly, this is Gaga’s world, and we’re just living in it. The cheeky post was accompanied with images of a customized delivery truck decked out in Chromatica themed art. In some images Gaga can be seen behind the wheel wearing a a blinged-out pink face mask with pink hair to match.
Just one more day, but the countdown to Chromatica continues. Need something to do as you countdown the seconds. Listen to "Sour Candy." You're Welcome.