Lady Gaga has been open about how much of her new album, Chromatica, is influenced by her own past romances, but one track in particular seems to be striking a chord with many fans. Hours after the new album dropped, Gaga’s Little Monsters have been taking to Twitter to speculate about how her song “Fun Tonight” is really about her ex-fiance, Christian Carino.
“You love the paparazzi, love the fame / Even though it causes me pain,” she sings on the track. “I feel like I’m in a prison hell / Stick my hands through the steel bars and yell.”
Gaga told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, in an interview before the album dropped, that “Fun Tonight” was written as a candid look at her own struggles with depression and mental illness.
That being said, many fans couldn’t help but interpret the lyrics as overt digs against Carino — with whom Gaga got engaged in October 2018, before the pair called off their engagement in Feb. 2019.
“Fun tonight. I LOVE THE INTRO. also can we talk about the lyrics?” one Twitter user wrote while reviewing the new album. “I feel sooo sad with this one. THE VOCALS ALSO OMG SO PWERFUL. is this for Carino?”
fun tonight. I LOVE THE INTRO. also can we talk about the lyrics? i feel sooo sad with this one. THE VOCALS ALSO OMG SO PWERFUL. is this for Carino?
— Daxofor (@Daxofor) May 29, 2020
“Fun tonight drags carino so hard OMFG SHE SNAPPED,” another user wrote, echoing the sentiments of many fans who seemed to rejoice in Gaga’s supposed lyrical attack against her ex.
fun tonight drags carino so hard OMFG SHE SNAPPED
— ramsey | sabmilla pls see pinned (@taybrinasmilla) May 28, 2020
I love the carino shade on fun tonight pic.twitter.com/Adr0tkzcjZ
— Bri 🕷 (@sluttygagz69) May 29, 2020
can we talk about how hard gaga dragged carino in fun tonight… pic.twitter.com/R9jQmmwr3q
— ramsey | sabmilla pls see pinned (@taybrinasmilla) May 29, 2020
the way she’s dragging Carino in fun tonight omg
— 💋 (@surfboarts) May 29, 2020
Fun tonight about CARINO? Chileeee????
— 🌧🌧 (@alicejj28) May 29, 2020
Whether or not “Fun Tonight” is truly about Carino or meant to drag anyone, the album as a whole is getting a lot of love.
Fans are hailing Chromatica as one of the best pop albums in years, and one of Gaga’s biggest accomplishments.
Oh honey this is the best pop album in YEARS. We are FED. #Chromatica
— JOHNNY SIBILLY (@JohnnySibilly) May 29, 2020
Lady Gaga always delivers.
Thank god #Chromatica exists because Earth doesn’t deserve her.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) May 29, 2020
Just finished my first listen of #Chromatica and I'm truly blown away. This is @ladygaga's most cohesive body of work yet. Every song tells a story and the flow is simply incredible. The album pulls you right in and makes you want to forget everything and dance all night long.
— GM ❾❻ (@gagamonster96) May 28, 2020
Chromatica by Lady Gaga isn't just an album. It's a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world filled by thieves. It's art, the first gift u open on Christmas, a hug from a loved one, it's everything u ever wanted and everything u need. #Chromatica @ladygaga
— LOUISE (@alluregaga) May 29, 2020
#Chromatica is her best album I literally say that stanning aside and anyone who thinks otherwise… you’re literally wrong.
— James Harness (@JamesHarness) May 29, 2020
Check out the video below for more on Gaga’s new album.