Lady Gaga Forces Out Single After Low-Quality LeaksBy: Amanda Crum - August 13, 2013
Lady Gaga has announced via Twitter that her new single, “Applause”, is being released a week early due to several low-quality versions that have been leaked online.
The single–which is her first new material since 2011–was originally supposed to be released on the 19th, but the pop star tweeted that hackers have forced her hand in getting out her music, her way.
“DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS . . . WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY . . . MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD,” the popstar tweeted Monday. “MY NEW SINGLE ‘APPLAUSE’ IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 15 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW.”
Gaga later tweeted to her L.A. fans that she would be at a particular club and invited them to come out and appear in her lyric video.
So far, Gaga’s single has received positive reviews, but some say the synth-pop sound has been done too many times before.