American pop star, Lady Gaga, has released her latest music video, Marry the Night. This is also her directorial debut. She described the video as an autobiographical film recounting my past, revealing my struggles + love for showbiz, in a tweet promoting the venture.
The video, which premiered on E! on Dec.1 and runs for 13 minutes, was shot at various locations in New York City in October, including the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island.
The premise of the video is the day when Gaga, whose fans call her Mother Monster, was dropped from her first label, Island Def Jam.
It was one of the worst days of my life and it happened quite quickly, but in my mind, when I think back on that period of my life, it all happened very slow, Gaga confessed to E! News.
The singer also went on the British comedy talk show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, on Nov. 20, to explain the meaning of the video.
I know how rejection feels in the business. I got signed, I got dropped, I got signed again. That's actually what the 'Marry the Night' video is about. It's about one of the most horrible days of my life when I got dropped from my first record label and it's the story of what happened that day, she explained.
The video, which was released as the fifth single from her second studio album, Born This Way, was choreographed by Richard Jackson, while Darius Khondji and Gideon Ponte were credited as the director of photography and art, respectively.