August 17th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
In the latest music video from the Mother Monster, fans can play Count The Gagas.
Her clip for the single “Yoü and I”– which was intended to debut on MTV Thursday, but leaked onto the Web Tuesday afternoon - features Gaga's Italian mechanic persona Jo Calderone, her mermaid self Yuyi, as well as the cornfield, piano-playing version of the superstar.
"You must love all + every part of me, as must I, for this complex + incomprehensible force to be true," she tweeted along with the clip (and after announcing over the course of a few tweets, "f-- Thursday").
While some of her prior videos for "Born This Way" tracks have had a lukewarm reception, this one holds promise.
Says Rolling Stone, "'Yoü and I' is a return to form that throws roughly 8 million visual ideas at the viewer...It's more than a little overstuffed, but at this point, does anyone look to a Gaga video for restraint?"
Billboard notes that while Gaga has explained the concept of the video as depicting her traveling from New York City to Nebraska on foot to get her boyfriend back, there's much, much more shown in the actual clip.
"Torture contraptions, mermaid sex, a wedding, bondage in a barn, an ice cream truck, and to top it all off, 'Children of the Corn' and religious overtones thrown in for good measure," the website recounts. If nothing else, "Yoü and I" is "the all-time weirdest representation of the state."
What's your verdict?
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