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Listen to “Burqa”, a leaked, controversial track off Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP

on August 08, 2013, 6:32pm

ladygagaartpop Listen to Burqa, a leaked, controversial track off Lady Gagas ARTPOP

Though Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP isn’t due until November 11th, a supposed leak track called “Burqa” (or “Aura” in some reports) hit the internet, spreading across rabid fansites, forums, message boards, and blogs like wildfire. And not just because of its leaked status, but simply because the song itself is weird — even for Gaga.

Whereas her past material was jarring, in-your-face, whack, and what have you, it still had some semblance of structure, something to keep it grounded and directional. “Burqa” has all the elements of a typical Gaga cut (worldly influences, progressive pop sounds, explosive chorus, blunting lyrics, etc.), yet feels slightly disjointed, a tad too ambitious and controversial (yes, really), but mostly unfinished — which, of course, is totally possible.

Since we don’t know for sure whether it’s a demo or a completely finished track (hell, we’re not even 100% certain it’s from ARTPOP), this is all pure conjecture.

While we, the internet, are collectively conjecturing, here’s another rumor: it’s been reported that Zedd (of the ubiquitous hit “Clarity”) produced “Burqa”. Considering the electro similarities of the two songs, this isn’t too hard to believe. The reports cite this brief, then-mysterious Twitter interaction between Gaga and Zedd last October.

LadyGaga_Zedd

Now, here’s what we do know: ARTPOP is due out November 11th via Interscope Records, its first single “Applause” will officially be released on August 19th and Lady Gaga will perform “Applause” live at the MTV VMA Awards on August 26th. Oh, we also know that Gaga hangs out with performance artist Marina Abramovic in the forest.

For more conjecture, check out the risqué “Burqa” lyrics below:

I killed my poor, former friend, left her in the trunk on highway 10
Put the knife under the hood If you find it, send it straight to Hollywood
Hahahaha Hahahaha Hahahaha
Aura-a-a-a Aura-a-a-a
I’m not a wandering slave I am a woman of choice
My veil is protection for the gorgeousness of my face
You want to fancy me cause — woman to love But in the bedroom,
the size of them’s more than enough
Do you wanna see me naked, lover?
Do you wanna peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura, behind the aura?
Do you wanna touch me, let’s make love Do you wanna be the peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura
Behind the aura, Behind the aura, Behind the aura
Enigma popstar is fun
She wear burqa for fashion
It’s not a statement as much as just a move of passion I may not walk on your street,
or shoot a gun on your soil I hear you screaming

Because of pleasure and toil
Dance, Sex, ART POP, Dance, Sex, ART POP
Do you wanna see me naked, lover?
Do you wanna be peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura, behind the aura?
Do you wanna touch me, let’s make love Do you wanna be the peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura?
Behind the aura, Behind the aura, Behind the curtain, Behind the burqa,
ARTPOP.

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