Lady Gaga may have been subbing in for Beyonce at Coachella on Saturday night, but according to all reports, she gave the crowd in Indio, California, what they wanted and a little something more. Those of us at home doing #couchella got to reap the benefits also, in the form of brand-new single "The Cure," which she debuted onstage.
Another pop star who happened to be in the audience seemed to approve. On her Instagram Stories, Katy Perry posted a semi-mocking commentary on Gaga's onstage video footage of herself with an octopus tentacle coming out of her mouth, writing, "When bae has food poisoning." But in her next two posts, she was completely into it.
"The Cure" alternates between sleepy, seductive love song and a soaring club-ready upbeat chorus. "My new single 'The Cure' is available on iTunes now," she announced.
The track is at the top of the iTunes chart by now, and fans are reacting accordingly on Twitter.
It's only been six months since Gaga released Joanne, so it's unclear if "The Cure" will be part of an impending new album or EP, or just a one-off to keep fans sated while she continues to record. With Gaga set to headline Coachella next weekend, we can't wait to see if she has more surprises up her sleeve.