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Lady Gaga Releases More Details on ’ARTPOP’ & Single

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Monday Jul 29, 2013
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Lady Gaga has announced the title of the first single off her third studio album "ARTPOP" and other details about the record in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily.

The single has been titled "Applause," and as Mother Monster revealed earlier this month on Facebook, the single will drop on August 19 and "ARTPOP" on November 11.

Gaga also debuted the single cover for "Applause," which Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot. They were apparently inspired by Pierrot, the white-faced clown derived from pantomime. The pop star also told WWD that Lamsweerde and Matadin completed the music video for "Applause" last week and that the artwork is from the video’s shoot.

"It’s the end of the night after the show," Gaga told WWD. "When I look at it I see that there is a longing for the applause. I see that there is a void that is leaking onstage, that the performer is leaking, that the art is sort of becoming something else in front of your eyes. Something more human, something more honest."

The "Born This Way" hit maker also discussed about the sound of "ARTPOP," and told the magazine that it’s "very fun."

"And that it’s full of happiness, because what I’m saying in the song essentially is that I live for the applause," she said. "I live for the way you cheer and scream for me. Give me that thing that I love. Put your hands up, make them touch."

Gaga went on to say, "When you watch each image and you watch each thing come out, they might not look exactly the same. [I’m not] defined by the same designer or defined by the same hair cut or defined by the same icon. The statement is that I’m not one icon. I’m every icon. I’m an icon that is made out of all the colors on the palette at every time. I have no restrictions. No restrictions."

The musician released a few other images via Twitter and Facebook that may or may not be part of "ARTPOP." Gaga is also scheduled to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards next on August 25. It will be the first time she performs "Applause" live.

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