Lady Gaga has released ‘Applause’, the first single off her upcoming ‘Artpop’ third album.
The release of the single comes after alleged hacking and leaks of Applause. The single was played on radio stations for the first time yesterday.
Lady Gaga took to Twitter to announce the release of the new single, and explained over a number of tweets the reason why the release of the single had been brought forward.
Calling it a ‘Pop Emergency’ the release of the single led to music site Last.fm to crash due to the demand from fans.
The single has so far received mixed reviews from critics, with comments ranging from the highly complimentary to the slightly negative.
The highly anticipated album Artpop is due for release on November 11.
Lady Gaga Tweets:
Thank you for your cooperation during this pop emergency. we applaud you!
A POP MUSIC EMERGENCY IS UNDERWAY 911
911 SUMMON THE MONSTER TROUPES
DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS…WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY…MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD
MY NEW SINGLE ‘APPLAUSE’ IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 15 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW.