Lady Gaga has released ARTPOP track “Aura” via lyric video, and perhaps disappointingly, the video is a tie-in with Machete Kills (Gaga’s in the movie, and the latest trailer featured a snippet of “Aura”). And this means there’s plenty of dialogue from the film spliced in with the song. So, yeah, we’ve yet to officially hear the official album version of the song. As we heard on the various demos and leaks, though, “Aura” is all over the place. The intro is all campy Western, the verses whacked-out electro and the chorus finds Gaga returning to the anthemic pop she does best.
Gaga also revealed the ARTPOP tracklist through a graffiti mural by her “most dedicated Los Angeles fans” which she commissioned. The whole thing is 15 tracks, so it looks like she scrapped the two-volume pop/experimental idea. “Aura” opens things up and “Applause” closes the album, with those iTunes Festival songs in the middle, including “Sexxx Dreams,” “MANiCURE,” “Jewels N’ Drugs” and “Swine.”
Check out the lyric video up top, and head below to see the album’s tracklist.
Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP tracklist
4. Sexxx Dreams
5. Jewels N’ Drugs feat. T.I., Too $hort & Twista
7. Do What U Want feat. R Kelly
12. Mary Jane Holland