As true to her aims, she amplifies her pleas. While she sounded coy in her debut snippet, delivering what sounded like her own version of hashtag rap — yes, the punchline is “Venus,” every time — Lady Gaga swoons in the second preview. “I can’t help the way I’m feeling / Goddess of love, just take me to your Venus / I can’t help, I’ll keep on dancing, goddess of love, goddess of love.”
So by the time she repeats, “Take me to your Venus, your Venus, your Venus” — well, the stakes seem awfully clear. (A triple entendre, even?)
Earlier this week, Lady Gaga bought herself more time to tease out “Venus” when she decided that “Do What U Want,” her terrific duet with R&B provocateur R. Kelly would be her second ARTPOP single instead. As a result, the full version of “Venus” will debut on YouTube at 7 a.m. EST on October 27 and on iTunes the next day. Until then, hear Gaga’s second snippet after the jump.
Lady Gaga, “Venus” (second snippet)