Lady Gaga is beginning her pop music return with the announcement of new single "Perfect Illusion." Hope you're ready to put your paws up, Little Monsters...
It's official! After months of speculation, Lady Gaga has announced her return to the pop scene. The "Do What U Want" songstress has been exploring other creative avenues since the release of her fourth studio album ARTPOP in 2013. That's all changing come September, as that's when she's planning on releasing the lead single for her upcoming album.
The song's titled "Perfect Illusion," and we're effectively shook.
The "Edge of Glory" songstress made the announcement on her social media accounts, taking over her Instagram with a colorful banner. Little is known about the single other than the tentative release date; however, rumors are rapidly abounding about both "Perfect Illusion" and the accompanying album.
The impending album has seen Gaga team up with a slew of writers and producers to craft a massive return. It's been said that Gaga returned to the studio with RedOne, who worked closely alongside her on many of her top releases.
Gaga's also teamed up with Mark Ronson, who claims that their collaboration has birthed some of his all time favorite music ever. "It's incredible - I love it" he stated in an interview with Beats 1 earlier this month.
Thanks to some super-sleuth work from PopCrush, it is looking like one of those tracks may in fact be "Perfect Illusion." In May of this year Ronson shared a photo in the studio with Lady Gaga, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, and Bloodpop. The photo was simply captioned "Illusion," so it's safe to assume that these may be the masterminds behind the project. Considering Bloodpop's involvement with Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Ronson's foray atop the charts with "Uptown Funk" last year it's safe to say that big things are coming!
Although it's currently undetermined, rumors have been swirling that Lady Gaga may make an appearance at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. Although it seems unlikely that she'd premiere the single ahead of an official release, the songstress may be generous enough to share more details at the event!
What are you expecting from Lady Gaga's highly anticipated pop return? Weigh in on the impending release of "Perfect Illusion" in the comments below!