Lady Gaga shares Perfect Illusion lyrics and sleeve, and confirms its release date

Gaga confirms NME’s news that her comeback starts this week

Lady Gaga has confirmed that her new single ‘Perfect Illusion’ will be released on Friday (September 9).

Gaga tweeted the release date alongside a photo of the single’s sleeve plus what appear to be lyrics from the song.

A tweet with the hashtag #PerfectIllusion has the lines: “I don’t need eyes to see/I felt you touchin’ me/High like amphetamine/Maybe you’re just a dream”.

The sleeve shows Gaga appearing to jump off a cliff, while the second photo she shared looks to be a performance still from the song’s video as the singer swings her microphone over the crowd.

Having released duets album ‘Cheek To Cheek’ with Tony Bennett in 2014, the song is Gaga’s first since one-off ballad ‘Til It Happens To You’ last year written with Diane Warren. Her last solo album was ‘Artpop’ in 2013.

It’s already been revealed that ‘Perfect Illusion’ was made with Mark Ronson, Tame Impala singer Kevin Parker and Grimes/Justin Bieber producer BloodPop.

Other musicians said to have worked on Gaga’s new album include Nile Rodgers, Paul McCartney, Elton John and her old producer RedOne, with whom she made singles including ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Poker Face’.

In addition to her music work, Gaga has been confirmed to appear in a remake of the musical ‘A Star Is Born’.