Lady Gaga Calls ‘Judas’ Leak ‘A Slow Death’

Gaga opens up about the Born This Way creative process in latest 'Gagavision.'

This week’s “Gagavision” theme is “Music From Born This Way,” as Gaga revealed more details about her May 23 album release. The video includes a possible preview of one of the album’s tracks, shots from her forthcoming HBO special and her thoughts on last week’s leak of her latest single, “Judas.”

Perhaps a tease to one of the album’s tracks, the music for the “Gagavision” video includes a song that starts off with slow, dramatic church-organ keyboard notes as Gaga says, “My fans are my sunshine. They are the sunshine in the darkness of the arena.

“Looking out into the darkness, I feel really fearless and strong and brave.” A montage of Gaga rehearsing and making phone calls and her fans holding up signs plays as the song’s synth tempo picks up.

Dressed like a space-age Cruella De Vil, Gaga heads off to do a promo. “The greatest challenge in writing Born This Way is I had to become confident and secure in myself,” she explained. “I had to leave my insecurity behind, whatever residual scars behind. I spent two years delving deep into my wombs; the blood transfusion.”

The video even addresses the “Judas” leak that took place right before she released it to the masses on April 15. She likens it to a disembodiment, saying, “A slow death! Just put me out of my f—ing misery, just put that sh– out. They were tearing [the song] limb for limb. First it was the arm of the song, then the liver. …

“I wrote it really quick,” she later says, while lounging fully clothed in an empty bathtub. “I mean, all of the songs on the album, to be completely candid, the creative process is approximately [a] 15-minutes process. It’s 15 minutes of vomiting my creative ideas in the forms of melodies, usually, or chord progressions and melodies and some sort of a theme, lyric idea. And then I spend days, weeks, months, years fine tuning. But the idea is, you honor your vomit.”

The video ends with Gaga teasing her Monster Ball and the “polarizing” cover art for Born This Way . Fittingly, new teasers for her HBO special, which was taped at her Monster Ball shows at Madison Square Garden earlier this year, also hit the Net. The special airs May 7.

In one promo, Gaga hits the streets of New York City dressed in a studded leather jacket and high platform (and heelless) ankle boots, as “Born This Way” plays in the background. It leads to shots of the madness at MSG leading up to the show, which is eventually teased in the clip. In the second, shorter preview, shots of her performance is teased while her new single, “Judas,” plays.