Lady Gaga has unveiled the 'Applause' artwork and it's really good. As you can see in the image we've subtly dropped into the top of this article it has a nice white border and references Pierrot the clown. For those of you unfamiliar with Pierrot, he's a bit like The Chuckle Brothers for theatre studies students. Someone's written an interesting article about it all here.
Meanwhile, in an interview with WWD, Lady Gaga's discussed the new 'era' at some length. She explains that she actually BROKE HER BLOODY HIP earlier this year and, of the new music, says: “I’ll tell you that it is very fun … And that it’s full of happiness, because what I’m saying in the song essentially is that I live for the applause. I live for the way you cheer and scream for me. Give me that thing that I love. Put your hands up, make them touch.”
Another thing she says is: “In my heart of hearts as I was writing, I knew that if I asked [the fans] to cheer for me before I sang or if I alluded to the fact that they would cheer for me before I sang… They do that all the time for me; before I even open my mouth, the fans start cheering for me. And so this exclamation, ‘Give me that thing that I love. Give it to me. I’m ready, start the music.’ I’m from New York. I’ve worked since I was a five-year-old to be a performer. All my life. I deserve to be here. I’m ready.”
She talks about other stuff too. It's all quite interesting.