ARTPOP marks the pop star’s third full-length to date, following 2011’s Born This Way. In addition to teaming up with Jeff Koons for the album artwork, Mother Monster enlisted the help of a number of musical collaborators (R. Kelly and T.I.) and EDM producers (Zedd and Madeon).
According to Gaga, the LP is a thematic departure from her past material, telling iHeartRadio, “My other records were more concept albums than about the subject matter, whereas ARTPOP is more about a philosophy of love.” It is preceded by “Dope”, “Aura”, “Venus”, “Do What U Want” featuring R. Kelly, and, of course, “Applause”.
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Below, watch the music video for “Applause”:
03. G.U.Y. (Girl Under You)
04. Sexxx Dreams
05. Jewels N’ Drugs feat. T.I., Too Short, and Twista
07. Do What U Want feat. R. Kelly
12. Mary Jane Holland
13. Dope (Formerly I Wanna Be With You)