Lady Gaga Announces Single, ‘Born This Way’ Release Dates

Idolator Staff | January 1, 2011 5:32 pm

After a whirlwind of a 2010 that saw her releasing epic Tarantino-inspired music videos, repurposing meat, and delivering the year’s best-selling album worldwide, one might expect Lady Gaga to begin 2011 by laying low and taking some time to reflect on her monstrous fame away from the spotlight. Yeah, right. Obviously, Gaga’s not going anywhere, as evidenced by a cryptic New Year’s tweet regarding her upcoming Born This Way: “THE SONG 2 13 11 THE RECORD 5 23 11,” which came complete with the above photo (which we might find shocking if it was anyone but Lady Gaga). More after the jump.

Is the accompanying photo suggesting Gaga was born tattooed, pants-less, and wearing a leather jacket? Frankly, we wouldn’t be surprised. Never mind that May 23 isn’t even a Tuesday — if Gaga wants to release an album on a Monday, who’s going to stop her? But we’re a little disappointed we won’t be hearing the full record until almost halfway through this year. Leave it to Gaga to continually leave us wanting more.

Gaga also tweeted some lyrics from the single:

I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes, I’m on the right track baby, I was Born This Way. Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set. I’m on the right track baby, I was Born This Way.

Never demure, Gaga’s been hyping Born This Way since the MTV Video Music Awards like she’s about unveil an entire new genre of music. Could the single possibly live up to this buzz? These lyrics sound a little Disney/after-school special, but Gaga’s strong suit has always been production and presentation, while her lyric-writing remains a lot like a high school cheerleader’s. (“Ra ra ah ah ah, ga ga ooh la la,” anyone?) Still, that doesn’t make us anticipate the single or the album any less – even if, at this point, we’ll be let down if Born This Way doesn’t immediately bring about world peace, provide a cure for cancer, and reveal the meaning of life upon its release.