As if you needed yet another reason to be envious of all the lucky souls who have the pleasure of experiencing Coachella this year, Lady Gaga released a brand new song, "The Cure", during her headlining set, and Saturday night's crowd happened to be the first to hear the song and see it performed live. Gaga premiered the song about halfway through her performance and, judging by Gaga's "The Cure" lyrics, it may be somewhat of a dedication to her fans. Before debuting the song, the star took a moment to share a sweet message to those in attendance, thanking them for sticking by her through trying times.
“I love you guys so much,” Gaga told the crowd, according to EW. “I have been through so much in my life and I’ve seen so much. And you cure me every time with your love.”
Gaga has never been one to gloss over the fact the she has a special relationship with her fans, the Little Monsters. After breaking things off with her former fiancee Taylor Kinney back in July, the pop queen asked her fans to "root" them on in an Instagram post. Now, her new synth-pop, EDM-inspired song has a catchy tune and serves as a shout out to the healing powers of love, likely from fans who support her.
Gaga's fans don't call her Mother Monster for nothing. She starts the song off by singing, "I'll undress you, 'cause you're tired/Cover you as you desire/When you fall asleep inside my arms." She has a bond with the Little Monsters that's unlike any other, and the song's first lines definitely carries a message about her supportive nature and her fans being able to find an escape through her music.
Then there's the chorus, when Gaga belts out, "If I can't find the cure/I'll, I'll fix you with my love/And if you say you're okay/I'm gonna heal you anyway/Promise I'll always be there/Promise I'll be the cure."
On top of being super appreciative of her fans, the singer has also always been an advocate for marginalized groups, specifically the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the chorus, she promises to be a cure to those who can't seem to find a cure or some sort of an escape from their issues. Perhaps "The Cure" is a declaration of her undying loyalty to those who look up to her, and her promise to be there for them as much as possible.
Whatever (or whoever) it's about, "The Cure" is definitely a step in a different direction for Lady Gaga, following closely behind last year's rock album, Joanne, for which she'll be touring later this year. It'll be exciting to see what else she has in store.