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Lady Gaga 'ARTPOP': Songstress Releases 'Applause' One Week Early To Combat Leaks [LISTEN]

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Earlier it was reported that Lady Gaga was in a mood due to the leak of snippets from her upcoming single "Applause." The pop star opted to nip the problem in the bud by simply releasing the track a week early.

"DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS...WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY...MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD," she Tweeted with some emphasis.

The track was originally to be released to American radio stations on August 19, but Gaga and her crew released it early for radio play. Give it a listen below:

The song adheres to the the EDM-influences Gaga cited when describing the album in advance. The synthesizer riffs lend an air of the '80s to this track, a sensation affirmed by the vocalist stating her approval for nostalgia during verse two.

Gaga was in a tizzy earlier however, venting frustration that the song had gotten out.

"Lord, in HEAVEN WHY?" she tweeted. "YOU JUST COULDN'T WAIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ONE SATURDAY."

The leak and Twitter furor led the little monsters to organize an anti-piracy campaign, which is one of the cool things about having millions of Twitter followers. Fans began spreading a link to Universal Music where they could report links to the leaked track. One zealous fan reported reporting more than 500 links.

The downside to releasing the single now is that it will go up against Katy Perry's "Roar," another single released early due to leaks, in next week's charts.

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