Lady Gaga says 'Applause' artwork displays her 'more human' side

The first single from her new album 'ARTPOP' will be released on August 19

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Lady Gaga has confirmed that the first single from her new album 'ARTPOP' will be titled 'Applause'.

The popstar shared the artwork and song title for the single, due for release on August 19, with her fans over the weekend. Gaga revealed that she chose the artwork, which shows a close up of her face smeared in paint, to show a more vulnerable side that she does not often share with the public.

Speaking to Women’s Wear Daily, Gaga said: "When I look at [the image] 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."

It was previously rumoured the song would be titled 'Applause', after her make-up artist, Tara Savelo, posted a photo of the pop star on her Little Monsters social networking site working on what appeared to be the track's artwork.

Gaga also posted an image on Little Monsters of a page from a notebook which appears to be lyrics. "Documented this album/app 'ARTPOP' project in a series of notes and books, with visual ideas and sketches throughout," the caption reads. "I take this book everywhere." The words in the notebook, which feature on a page containing stick-people and bizarre looking figures, read: "If only fame had an IV / Baby could I bear / Being away from you / I found the vein, put it in here."

Earlier this month (July 12), Gaga revealed that 'ARTPOP' will be released as part of an app on November 11. According to the statement, "the app itself is a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology with a new interactive worldwide community".

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