"Put your hands up – make 'em touch," Lady Gaga
sings on her new single, "Applause."
The song, the first from her upcoming ARTPOP
album, dropped a full week early after demos of the catchy tune leaked Monday morning.
"My new single 'Applause' is out today," the singer Tweeted
, announcing the early release before updating her profile picture to the single's artwork.
The dance track features a synth-driven, throwback vibe reminiscent of her debut album, The Fame
, and is expected to launch the star's comeback following hip surgery in February
. So far, "Applause" has been met with enthusiasm, passing fellow pop queen Katy Perry
's new single "Roar" on Last.fm before crashing the site
Gaga is set to perform the single at the MTV Video Music Awards
on Sunday, August 25.
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