Lady Gaga says new single 'Applause' 'almost didn't make' new album 'ARTPOP' Lady Gaga Tickets

Singer also reportedly wrote '70 – 100' songs for new LP'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has revealed that her new single 'Applause' was nearly left off her forthcoming album 'ARTPOP'.

The singer was forced to unveil the lead track from her new LP ahead of schedule after it was leaked online, causing her to declare a "pop music emergency" and rush release the song. However, in a radio appearance on On Air With Ryan Seacrest, she claimed that the track could easily not have been included on the LP.

She told Seacrest that the track "almost didn't make the album" until she met with Interscope Records chief Jimmy Iovine and played him 40 songs during a meeting. "We played 'Applause' last and Jimmy said to me, 'Well every single record you've played me has been better than the one you played before it, so the last one should be the first single,'" she said.

Discussing the decision making which went into choosing the album's lead single, she added: "It's an incredible process choosing the first single. You just play the music and see who gets drunk and takes their shirt off first."

Meanwhile, producer DJ White Shadow – who worked with Gaga on the record – said that the singer had written a huge mass of material for the LP. "It's a result of her dedication," he said. "We wrote 70-100 songs over the course of two and half years. This time we tried to have as much fun as we possibly could and then brought them to our friends and said, 'What do you think?'"

Earlier this week, Gaga unveiled the trailer for 'ARTPOP'. The 47-second clip shows the singer with her face covered in plastic being roundly jeered while a series of messages are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Seemingly making light of any backlash she might receive for the new LP, they include slogans such as "Lady Gaga is no longer relevant" and "Ever since 'Born This Way', she's a flop". You can watch the clip by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

She also recently confirmed rumours that she will headline the opening night of this year's iTunes Festival, which takes place at London's Roundhouse venue every night from September 1 to 30, and has promised fans a flurry of new material from 'ARTPOP'. The LP is released on November 11.

Read More On This Artist

Lady Gaga Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £56


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £30


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £38


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £44


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £35


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £38


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £47


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £55

back to top

More News
Johnny Marr reveals new single 'The Trap'
Flying Lotus reveals new song 'Coronus, The Terminator' – listen
Former member of Tatu says she would 'condemn a gay son' in homophobic TV interview
Manchester orchestra covers Oasis, Sex Pistols and The Smiths – listen
Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet to feature on new Queen album 'Queen Forever'
Paul Weller backs campaign to save Guildford venue The Boileroom
Prince reveals new song 'FUNKNROLL' – listen
Guided By Voices announce split and end 'comeback run' with immediate effect
Gwar replace late frontman Oderus Urungus with new singer Vulvatron
Eminem and Sia unveil lyric video for new track 'Guts Over Fear' – watch
Musicians react as Scottish voters reject independence in historic referendum
Laura Jane Grace tweets about 'shitbag' ex-Against Me drummer rumoured to have joined...
Johnny Depp and Ryan Adams cover Danzig on stage in London – watch
Foo Fighters respond to Jack White dig, while White backtracks on comments
Tinchy Stryder posts video footage from Chuckle Brothers studio session - watch
U2's Bono defends Apple LP giveaway, says '38 million people' have listened to...
Paul McCartney asks for 'Meat Free Monday' support
The Vaccines' frontman co-writes song with country singer Caitlin Rose - listen
Aphex Twin reveals his kids, wife, mum and dad feature on 'Syro'
Katy B pulls out of gig following brother's death
Royal Blood's Mike Kerr says the idea that rock music is the most authentic genre is...
U2's Bono thinks he has the solution to music piracy and declining album sales

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
15 Oct 2014 Nia Birmingham Birmingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £39

19 Oct 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £56

21 Oct 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £30

More Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today