Lady Gaga Expresses Herself In New Single “Born This Way”

Becky Bain / February 11, 2011

We’ve obsessed about it since she sang the chorus at last September’s VMAs. We’ve read the lyrics. We’ve even heard Justin Bieber’s tragic version on Ellen. But it’s time to hear the real thing! This morning, Lady Gaga debuted the lead single from her third studio album, “Born This Way” (due to drop May 23), a song Elton John calls “the new gay anthem” of our times. What are you waiting for, an invitation? Fine — Idolator cordially invites you to jump below and listen to Gaga’s new track on repeat.

Today marks not only the release of Gaga’s new single, but the one year anniversary of the death of Alexander McQueen, Gaga’s close friend and designer of many of the outfits she’s worn in her videos and on the red carpet.

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Lady Gaga said she wrote the song in ten minutes, referring to her experience as an “immaculate conception.” Interesting choice of workds, since we really hear Madonna in this song (specifically her 1989 hit “Express Yourself”).

Is this song powerful enough to become Billboard’s 1000th #1 hit? Throw us your initial thoughts of Gaga’s new tune in the comments below.