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Lady Gaga – Til It Happens to You [Video]

The visual to Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You” premieres and is as emotionally unsettling as the subject matter.

The song, co-written with Diane Warren, is main theme of the upcoming film The Hunting Ground which is a documentary about the harrowing but important topic of rape on college campuses and bringing awareness to the cause. The film is due to broadcast on CNN.

Aside from her pop endeavours, Lady Gaga is known for her powerful voice and dedication to bringing awareness to important causes such as this. Her bellowing vocals, backed by a huge orchestral production, evoke a sense of sadness and despair as she asks the listeners to stand in a victim’s position and try to understand the turmoil they go through.

The accompanying video depicts various instances of violence against women and sexual assaults. It ends with a cautionary note about the effects of such distress, and the women finding solace with their close friends and relatives. It was directed by Catherine Hardwicke who wanted to portray a realistic depiction of sexual assaults in the video.

“Til It Happens to You” was released on September 18th via Interscope Records. Watch the powerful video below:

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