On Monday (10.16,) in honor or Halloween and one of her musical icons, Slayyyter dropped a spooky version of Lady Gaga‘s “Monster.”
Recorded in New York City’s Spotify Studios, the artist (born Catherine Grace Garner) addressed her Spotify single by saying “I was thinking about different Halloween songs I could cover and this one popped into my head.” “It’s one of my favorite pop songs of all time, and nothing will beat the original but I wanted to give it a bit of a Halloween twist for the Spotify single.”
Included in the her recent album Starfucker, the new version reimagines the Fame Monster classic with Slayyyter’s signature vocals with a touch of Halloween sonics added to the intro.
A long time Gaga fan, Slayyyter admitted that Lady’s album The Fame “kept me going through” middle school when she had very few friends.
“I always loved Marina and the Diamonds and loved Lady Gaga and loved all that kind of music that’s like championed gay stan Twitter,” Slayyyter told Out Magazine in September. “So I feel like it just kind of made sense for me to, you know, kind of emulate like the things that I grew up loving.”
“It’s funny because I think to the outside world, pop music, people think it’s like silly,” she added. “But I feel like it has so much impact. It’s not a joke to say that there are certain Lady Gaga songs that saved my life.”
“I’ve had a front seat,” she told Rolling Stone in a profile published last month. “I’ve been the starfucker. I’ve been star-fucked. I’ve had people try to get close to me because they have weird, clout-chase-y intentions. I’ve seen the dumb-assery of Hollywood and it’s so sick and wonderful and awesome and I’m addicted to it.”