YOU JUST COULDNT WAIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ONE SATURDAY— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 10, 2013
The leak was quickly scrubbed from the various music hosting sites thanks to a grassroots-esque effort by her diehard fans reporting every leak to the big guys. The general public, however, kept uploading the single and Gaga caved.
DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS...WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY...MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2013
POP MUSIC EMERGENCY #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW SINGLE COMES OUT TODAY. 911 SPREAD THIS MESSAGE— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2013
The full track is below:
Defiant, filled with attitude, and deeply infused with an '80s electro beat, "Applause" is destined to be a big — nay, huge song. And yeah, it seems like Lady Gaga is calling it as she sees it: She does indeed live for the applause.