Lady Gaga Releases New Single “Perfect Illusion”

Lady Gaga Releases New Single “Perfect Illusion”

After a long wait, Gaga delivers with a new track that seemlessly blends together elements of pop and rock

After a long wait, Gaga delivers with a new track that seemlessly blends together elements of pop and rock

Text: Jake Viswanath

Monsters, our moment is here at last. After a nearly two-year hiatus from pop music, spent becoming a full-fledged actress, winning a Golden Globe, and slaying the Oscars, Grammys, and Super Bowl with her immaculate vocal chops, Lady Gaga has finally returned with her new single, “Perfect Illusion,” late tonight. Luckily for us, it's a true return to form.

The track, written and produced by pop’s new dream team—Mark Ronson, BloodPop, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, and the Lady herself—is expected to serve as the lead single to her upcoming fifth solo album. And if this track is anything to go by, prepare for Gaga to go in exciting new directions.

“Perfect Illusion" feels like a natural evolution of her punk days while just slightly staying true to her melodic pop roots. The soaring dance-rock anthem shows the icon in a new light and allows her musical versatility to shine through. It understandably packs quite the emotional punch while letting her gorgeous voice stay front and center, something the music world was truly missing this past year. Welcome back, Gaga.

The breathtaking cover art was photographed by Ruth Hogben and Andrea Gelardin, who are likely to have worked on the video as well. Gaga and Hogben have previously worked together on interlude videos for her past world tours, alongside video content with Nick Knight.

Listen to the new single below and stay tuned for more LG5 news.

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