New Music: Lady Gaga – Applause

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Here it is! After my only speaking about Lady Gaga’s plans to release new music on August 19th, she has gone and surprised her fanbase by releasing her highly anticipated new single Applause a week early (though I think this was a strategic enough plan once low quality clips of the song began to leak last week). While I’m sure the entire world knows by now, I couldn’t let the occasion pass withput doing a post on it! She informed the world via her Twitter account, and the whole web went into a frenzy with excitement.  The song, taken from her eagerly anticipated album ARTPOP (due for release November 11th), serves as an upbeat taster into her new era, and is an upbeat electro-pop jam packed with a pounding dance beat and catchy chorus; definitely more reminiscent of The Fame and The Fame Monster eras. It was co-written by Gaga herself and produced by DJ White Shadow, who produced some of her songs on Born This Way. I’ve been dying to hear some new music from her and while I wasn’t that taken with it on the first few listens (FYI it sounds far better if you listen to it on your headphones), now I’m really loving the track, and am very eager to see its accompanying video, which will premiere on August 19th. The general reaction seems to be quite favouable towards the tune (I’m already liking it more than the Born This Way single), and either way, I’m just glad she’s back! The single hasn’t made an appearance on Irish iTunes yet, but is sure to in the coming days. Listen to the full track below in the meantime:

What do you think of it? Do you love it or loath it and are you excited for her new album? Tell all in the comments section!

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