Lady Gaga unveils new single 'Applause' early after leaks - listen
The single has been rush released after it appeared online
Click below to listen to the song, which was originally set for release next week. The track is taken from 'ARTPOP', which is her third studio album and is due out on November 11. Ahead of the track's radio debut, Gaga tweeted: "DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS...WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY...MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD... MY NEW SINGLE 'APPLAUSE' IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 15 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW."
Over the weekend Gaga slammed those behind the early leak of 'Applause'. The singer took to Twitter to complain about a short clip of her new track making its way on online. The clip was removed, but in a series of Tweets, Gaga raged at those responsible for the unofficial release and asked Katy Perry, whose new single 'Roar' had also been leaked, to help her "fuck up some hackers". She wrote:
Lord, in HEAVEN WHY— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 10, 2013
YOU JUST COULDNT WAIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ONE SATURDAY— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 10, 2013
Wanna grab some shovels and fuck up some hackers? @katyperry excited to hear your ROAR, sorry to hear about your truck!— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 11, 2013
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