Lady Gaga has teased her new song “Venus” for a few weeks, by urging fans to get it trending on Twitter, revealing some of its lyrics and unveiling snippets previewing just one of four (!) hooks. In comparison to her campaign, “Venus” doesn’t waste a single moment dealing with subtlety or nuances of any kind.
“Venus” swings like a pendulum from one emotional extreme to another, from its deadpan hashtag rap (“Aphrodite lady, seashell bikini / garden panty / #VENUS”) to its glittering dance balladry (“I can’t help the way I’m feeling / goddess of love, just take me to your Venus”). In another “hook,” she belts out demands to be abducted in true sci-fi (or, well, Newsboys) style: “Take me to your planet, take me to your planet, take me to your Venus, your Venus, your Venus.”
Oh, and she actually sings this: “Uranus / don’t you know my ass is famous?”
“Venus” is out on iTunes on October 28. For now, hear its VEVO stream after the jump.