Well, it’s true – the slowed and reverb version of Lady Gaga’s song “Bloody Mary” is gaining traction on TikTok. The song has become a trending background track for the movie “Oppenheimer.” It’s truly surreal how beautiful this rendition of the song is and how many emotions it can evoke while listening. In fact, I dare say it sounds even more captivating than the original movie soundtrack itself. The uniqueness and catchiness of the slowed and reverb version are so compelling that one could easily imagine spending a lifetime immersed in its melody.
I had previously written a few things about this exact song in a previous post, and now I feel compelled to revisit the subject. This time, I would like to address it with a fresh array of words and emotions.
The song “Bloody Mary” is about dance, and before this trend, it was used in a dance version performed by Jenna Ortega for a Netflix series called “Wednesday.” The song “Bloody Mary” was originally created in 2011 for the album “Born This Way.” However, at that time, Lady Gaga’s other songs were more popular, and even as a fan of Lady Gaga, I didn’t pay much attention to this song back in 2011. Suddenly, in 2023, something changed – the song is now all over the internet.
When the lyrics are stripped away, leaving only the instrumental version of “Bloody Mary,” a different musical experience emerges, along with a distinct feeling that some might find even better. Perhaps this newfound appreciation for the instrumental rendition of this specific part of the song is contributing to its growing popularity.
Now, turning our attention to the movie “Oppenheimer,” it presents a scene that transports its viewers to another world entirely. The poignant gaze of Cillian Murphy portraying Oppenheimer, the striking visual effects of the bomb blast, the anguish evident in the eyes, the interplay of light and the overall scenario – all these elements combine to create an experience that transcends the ordinary.
The slowed version of “Bloody Mary” serves as a perfect companion to the movie, capturing its essence and enabling users to immerse themselves fully in the narrative, thereby evoking their own poignant memories in a remarkably beautiful manner. It’s reminiscent of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, a piece that once had the power to induce a trance-like state in its listeners, causing them to become lost in the very moment.
This version of “Bloody Mary” evokes a cathartic sensation within the hearts of its listeners, blending both beauty and pain. It stirs a range of emotions within users all at once, reminiscent of the profound impact of catharsis.
One of the more personal emotions that this song evokes is the realization that life is short, and there is very little time left. As time passes, we make many sacrifices in our lives. Personally, I also find myself standing alone, gazing at the sky, and recalling all my past mistakes and losses. However, deep down, I believe that everything is heading towards a conclusion, and there will be a happy ending.
From a personal perspective, I find myself less concerned with the lyrics, as music holds an infinite realm of possibilities, whereas lyrics can occasionally restrict its essence. In the context of the song “Bloody Mary,” its focus on dance within this specific musical section, proclaiming “I will dance, dance,” is only one facet. The music, however, reaches far deeper, striving to convey a profound connection to our very souls.
When employed as the backdrop for “Oppenheimer,” the music assumes the role of an epitome of beauty, a level of magnificence that mankind has yet to fully grasp.
Beyond that, there is a compelling reason behind the resounding success of Lady Gaga’s slowed version of ‘Bloody Mary.’ The song possesses a unique ability to speak directly to the depths of the listener’s soul. It serves as a poignant reflection of human suffering, encapsulating an expression that remains untold and unfelt by many. This song stands at a level of distinction, harmoniously melding into the background music of ‘Oppenheimer’ and enhancing its essence.