Lady Gaga’s music video for “The Edge of Glory” is shocking, but for a much different reason than usual.

Sporting some Cruella DeVille-looking hair, a solo Gaga dances up and down a fire escape and a city street. And that’s pretty much it. No egg. No meat dress. No live birth to a gold liquid.

While some are disappointed by the video’s simplicity, it seems appropriate considering Clarence Clemons makes an appearance in the video, playing a sax solo in the song. The E Street Band musician suffered a stroke earlier this week.

Watch Gaga drop the theatrics and strut her stuff below: