Lady Gaga dropped "Applause" a week early, and we are barely functioning.
Today the pop music goddesses have truly smiled upon us, for Lady Gaga has released "Applause" a week early. This sacred blessing comes riiiight after Katy Perry's "Roar" release, but it should go without saying that we are JUST as blown away by the ARTPOP single as we are with Prism's lead. It's simultaneously an evolution for Mother Monster and a return to her more straightforward, dance-music roots, and -- to paraphrase the mega star's lyrics -- we are LIVING for the "Applause."
TBH though, we're not sure we're capable of processing the full glory of this song. At the time of today's surprise track announcement, we were probably midway through our 477th replay of "Roar," so Gaga's surprise has essentially sent us into a mild state of shock. (Don't send flowers, just cookie bouquets.) That's why we're handing the mic over to the FANS to give us their take on Gaga's new song. OH GOD, IT JUST HIT US. THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY OF OUR LIVES. We're processing. PROCESSING SO MUCH.
Listen to Lady Gaga's "Applause," and check out the most extreme Little Monster reactions after the jump.
"Applause" left some people dancing:
EXACTLY HOW I'M DANCING RIGHT NOW! #applausehttp://t.co/2aKA3Vfi7g
— Priscilla Le (@Lady_PL) August 12, 2013
Others step dancing:
OUR IRISH DANCE TO APPLAUSE!!!! http://t.co/Fx3ptIIzis @ladygaga
— LISA MURPHY (@ARTPOPDiva) August 12, 2013
Some people skipped ahead all the way to twerking:
Certain individuals were left crying:
im just crying applause is so perfect omfg!!!!!!! @ladygaga #applause — ElaZaslavski (@ElaRatliff) August 12, 2013
I'm dying of EXCITEMENT!!!! <3.<3 #APPLAUSE — ???? (@MrSIrGaGA) August 12, 2013
Some even hallucinated!
@ladygaga omg my room is waving like an earthquake is visiting me. #applause
— timm (@timm_btw) August 12, 2013
...And also other things!
— Paolo Camilo Obillo (@paolobillo) August 12, 2013
France loves it (Thx, France!):
@ladygaga #APPLAUSE is perfect thank u so much from France ?????????4
— idk, i'm french. (@frenchyvibes) August 12, 2013
Same with Brazil and/or Portugal. (In case your Portugese is rusty, just sooooound it out.)
É TIPO A RESSURREIÇÃO DE CRISTO! #APPLAUSE @ladygaga #ARTPOP <3
— †Live The Applause† (@renanzera_nt) August 12, 2013
Out of all the social media fan reactions we found, though, none of them capture the wordless ecstasy of hearing a new Lady Gaga song quite like this one:
+ Listen to Lady Gaga's "Applause."
Photo credit: @ladygaga