Bloodpop Says Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” Is “A Big Rock Song”: Listen To A Snippet

Mike Wass | September 8, 2016 1:20 pm
Lady Gaga's "Perfect Illusion" Cover Art
Lady Gaga rocks out on the grungy cover of new single "Perfect Illusion."

Lady Gaga’s new era kicks off at midnight with the release of “Perfect Illusion.” That’s less than 12 hours away, but if it still feels like an eternity here are a couple of spoilers. Apparently you can judge a book (and single) by its cover. According to co-producer Bloodpop, Mother Monster’s latest is a very much a detour into rock. He describes it as “a big rock song that makes you want to dance” in Rolling Stone’s Fall Music Preview and gave some insight into the looming hit’s evolution. “They started at noon and wrote into the night,” he says of collaborators Gaga, Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker. “Every few days, a lyric would change and it would get better and better.”

As for the album? The hitmaker calls LG5 “soul-rooted, [but] pop at heart.” If that isn’t enough excitement for your Thursday morning, the ARTPOP diva just unveiled a snippet of the song via a 16-second video on Twitter. The preview doesn’t give too much away. Gaga simply twirls and flips her long, blond ponytail to a grungy guitar lick. It’s dark, mysterious and another leap of faith for Little Monsters hungering for “Bad Romance” The Sequel. On the other hand, after Cheek To Cheek, fans are pretty much ready for anything. Get a taste of “Perfect Illusion” below.

Listen to a snippet of “Perfect Illusion”:

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