Lady Gaga Returns With New Single 'Perfect Illusion'
Lady Gaga has unveiled the new single for her forthcoming album “Perfect Illusion.” Her studio album is expected to be released later this year.
The single was released Thursday on two radio stations around 11 P.M. and instantly shot up the charts.
Billboard reports that the song was the most shared on Twitter in the 24 hours before noon on Sept. 8, and had only been available for a mere 13 hours in the 24-hour cycle.
Gaga had been dropping hints all throughout the week about the new single, as well as sharing other collaborators, which included Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, as well as the producer for Justin Bieber and Grimes, Blood Pop. She posted a short snippet of the track to Twitter to tease fans ealier this week. She also released the cover art for the new single.
The song is pretty standard Gaga fare, with a heart-stomping pop beat and soaring melodies.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 8, 2016
Of the new single Gaga reportedly said at the iHeartRadio Music Summit, “The song is about modern ecstasy… We found our sweet, simple, rage way of saying it… I get this sick adrenaline rush every time I hear it.”
Gaga also posted some lyrics to the new song to tease her audience, along with a photo collage. ("I don't need eyes to see/ I felt you touchin' me/ High like amphetamine/ Maybe you're just a dream.")
She also tweeted a photo of herself in a truck, which was rumored to be part of a shoot for her upcoming music video.