On August 19th, Little Monsters will be clapping their hands for Lady Gaga's long-awaited new single, due out that day, and now comes word that the song may actually be called "Applause."
Gaga's makeup artist and close friend, Tara Savelo, posted a photo on Gaga's social networking site LittleMonsters.com showing a woman who looks like Gaga sitting in front of an easel, working on what looks like artwork for a single. Written across the top in red is the word "Applause." Savelo captioned the photo "26 days" -- and it was indeed posted 26 days before August 19.
Gaga herself followed that up with a post of an image from a notebook, which she explained by writing, "Documented this album/app ARTPOP project in a series of notes and books, with visual ideas and sketches throughout. i take this book everywhere."
The image shows a rough sketch of what looks like a stage with fans in front of it. On the stage is a pedestal supporting what looks like a bird in a cage. There are also song lyrics: "If only fame had an IV/Baby I could bear being away from you/I found the vein put it in here." Gaga has also drawn an arrow pointing to the birdcage-thing.
What does all this mean? As usual, Gaga will be keeping fans in suspense until the last moment.
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