In predictably unpredictable fashion, Lady Gaga has created a series of five short, arty films to accompany her latest single, "You and I."
The first installment, entitled "Haus of Ü Featuring Nymph," dropped last night, which Lady Gaga announced via Twitter. Unlike the splashy video for the song she released a couple weeks ago, this new outing does not feature her androgynous alter ago Jo Calderone.
However, as the Daily Mail notes, the film's fanciful nymph character did appear alongside Calderone in the original video, playing the piano in a field.
The black-and-white film, shot by Dutch fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, sees Gaga unusually bare-faced, wearing only a simple slip and ballet slippers.
During its two-minute running time, the Lady displays some graceful dance moves, letting her long, loose locks cascade around her and gently lifting her dress to show off some not-so-subtle tattoos.
We rather like seeing Gaga au naturel for a change. What do you think of her pared-down image?
One thing's for sure -- with this fresh-faced look, no one can say she looks embalmed.