Gaga’s New Single? Not So ‘Dope’

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Oh God. Oh God, my ears. No. Nope, sorry. Gaga debuted her latest ARTPOP single this week, performing it at YouTube’s Music Awards last night. The singer’s voice, deep and haunting, tells a story of a love lost twisted with a touch of fan appreciation.

“Toast one last puff / and two last regrets, / three spirits and / twelve lonely steps / up heaven’s stairway to gold. / Mine myself like coal, / a mountain of a soul. / Each day, I cry. / Oh, I feel so low from living high.”

It shot to number 1 on iTunes almost instantly, but I’ll say it—I kind of hate it. Which isn’t to say I don’t like Mother Monster’s softer side (I’m a big fan of “Speechless“), but this just doesn’t work for me. Not to mention the artwork is downright frightening.

What do you think? Listen below:

ARTPOP drops November 11.

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