As Lady Gaga ramps up for the May 23 release of her highly anticipated Born This Way , she’s set to drop another track from the album on Monday, a single called “Hair.”
Like “The Edge of Glory,” which Gaga released this past Monday, this song also features sax player Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and harks back to a different era of pop.
According to a press listening in February, “Hair” draws inspiration from Pat Benatar’s ’80s classic “We Belong,” while thematically it focuses on empowering lyrics similar to those of “Born This Way.” Gaga’s been talking about the track for some time now. On Ryan Seacrest’s radio show earlier this year, she revealed some of the lyrics: “This is my prayer, that I’ll die living just as free as my hair.”
“It’s really up-tempo. It’s a club record, but has a Bruce Springsteen vibe,” she explained. “It’s really interesting because it’s putting sax on a huge dance record.” In an interview with radio station Z-100, she added, “Some of those themes are explored more on this album. To put my money where my mouth is.”
Billboard.com reported that fans who buy all the Born This Way singles can purchase the entire album at a reduced price on the day of release on iTunes using the Complete My Album feature.
For excited fans who are wondering why Gaga is releasing some BTW tracks in advance, this has always been the singer’s plan. In February, she revealed, “I’m gonna be releasing about two to three songs before the album comes out on iTunes.”