The song explores the peaks and valleys in a foiled romantic relationship.


EARLIER // AUGUST 24 : Uhhhhh. Teen Vogue updated their story and removed the tentative release date.

They wrote: “Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that there is no official release date for Lady Gaga’s single yet.”

You simply cannot make mistakes like that though.

EARLIER // AUGUST 24: Eager to hear Gaga’s new single “Perfect Illusion?” Same, and according to Teen Vogue you won’t have to wait long. They claim the track drops Saturday, September 3. Traditionally, artists release their new music on Fridays, so take this report with a grain of salt.


Lady Gaga’s lead LG5 single “Perfect Illusion” explores the peaks and valleys in a foiled romantic relationship.

Gaga announced the existence of her new song “Perfect Illusion” today (August 17), and told fans to expect a premiere in September, as in next month(!!!), and several new details have come to light.

Mother Monster swung by the iHeart studios in New York Wednesday morning to play them the new tune, which they report fits “alongside some of her best dance floor anthems.”

They add “Perfect Illusion” is “a cut that touches the highest of highs and lowest of lows in a relationship gone wrong, thus, the perfect illusion.”

Gaga explained:

“The song is about modern ecstasy… We found our sweet, simple, ragey way of saying it.”

They confirm she collaborated with producer Mark Ronson and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on the track.

Gaga told iHeart she recalled sunlight pouring through the trees in the window as the record came to fruition.

“I get this sick adrenaline rush every time I hear it,” she added.

Breakups ****, but they sure do make for some powerful music.

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