Little monsters, rejoice! Lady Gaga has announced official details about the release of her new single, “Born This Way.”
The long-awaited track will be released worldwide to radio at 6 a.m. ET on Friday. The lead single off Gaga’s upcoming album of the same name (due out this May) will then be available for purchase online that same day at 9 a.m. ET.
Gaga originally was slated to premiere the song at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but on Monday she announced on Twitter that she would be releasing “Born This Way” early for her fans. “Can’t wait any longer, single coming Friday,” Gaga tweeted.
With only a day left until the song’s premiere and little known about what it sounds like, anticipation is now at a fevered pitch, no pun intended. At the VMAs last September, Gaga sang part of the tune’s chorus, and she revealed the song’s feel-good lyrics late last month. In the chorus, she sings, “I’m beautiful in my way/ ’Cause God makes no mistakes/ I’m on the right track, baby/ I was born this way/ Don’t hide yourself in regret/ Just love yourself and you’re set/ I’m on the right track, baby/ I was born this way.”
One person who has heard “Born This Way” is Lady Gaga’s pal Perez Hilton. He spoke to MTV News about the track last week and gave it a glowing review.
“Fans can expect all the hype to be true with ’Born This Way’ and with the album,” he shared. “And you know what? It is a very gay song — unapologetically, gay-in-your-face gay — but it’s also a universal song that can relate to everyone. To all of us outsiders, to all of us freaks, to all of us who feel different. And the music is undeniable. It sounds like a smash. It is a smash. It is one of the best songs of Gaga’s career.”
On Tuesday, Gaga teased fans by unveiling the artwork for the single on Twitter. The cover photo features the singer wearing heavy eye makeup and dark lipstick pop, her hair floating through the air and her naked back to the camera as she looks out into it. “Trois Jours,” she tweeted, which means “three days” in French.
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