Gaga and Cynthia dancing to Scheiße recorded by Natali
I wrote about everything I didn’t write on The Fame. While traveling the world for two years, I’ve encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my ‘Fear of Sex Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Alcohol Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Love Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Death Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Loneliness Monster,’ etc. I spent a lot of nights in Eastern Europe, and this album is a pop experimentation with industrial/Goth beats, 90’s dance melodies, an obsession with the lyrical genius of 80’s melancholic pop, and the runway. I wrote while watching muted fashion shows and I am compelled to say my music was scored for them.
“Applause" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga, taken from her third studio album, Artpop (2013). Written and produced by Gaga and DJ White Shadow, the song was released on August 12, 2013 by Interscope Records as the album’s lead single. Originally intended for a release through mainstream and rhythmic airplay on August 19, 2013, it was rush-released a week earlier after two snippets of the song were leaked online on August 10. Details of the song were revealed throughout 2013 as Gaga tweeted its lyrics in early 2013. Written while touring for her Born This Way Ball, "Applause" was almost left out of Artpop.
HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY APPLAUSE!
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to star H&M’s Holiday Campaign this winter.
Fashion retailer H&M has chosen Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for its Christmas campaign, which will feature a track from the duo’s new album Cheek to Cheek, which will be released on September 23rd.
The upcoming album is a collaboration between these two generation-spanning artists in celebration of jazz music. The campaign will make its global TV debut end of November, with an extended version of the commercial available at hm.com. The campaign also includes ads featuring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, which will appear in print media, online as well as outdoor.