Lady Gaga was truly looking out for gay clubs when she was crafting her album Chromatica which comes out at midnight. The Ariana Grande collaboration "Rain on Me," which had a video release last week, was a blatant dance track, perfect for summer festivals. As was the lead single "Stupid Love." The latest track from the album, "Sugar Candy," only leans into that established direction.
Featuring the K-pop girl group Blackpink, "Sour Candy" is the perfect, sugary, dance hit that we will not likely get to properly enjoy in the clubs for some time. And while stateside Lady Gaga is obviously a massive name, Blackpink is no one to scoff at: the South Korean group has massive recognition globally, and certainly pull their own weight in the track.
Pop fans will no doubt point out similarities between this song and Katy Perry's "Swish Swish." The records likely sample the same 90's house beat. And for good reason: it's a bit of an earworm.