After giving us a preview of the wild, grimy “Swine” via rehearsal footage for her forthcoming iTunes Festival set, Lady Gaga has now teased new song “Manicure” with similar behind-the-scenes fare. Based on the minute-long rehearsal snippet, this is a raw, high energy cut, and the electro-pop tendencies heard on previously revealed ARTPOP material is conspicuously absent.
Instead, there’s a jacked-up ’60s girl group beat hammered out through clattering percussion, and the refrain goes into full-on diva rock territory, a la Pink. It’s a bit difficult to make out the words and different elements (she advised, “THE SOUND QUALITY OF THESE CLIPS HAS BEEN OBSTRUCTED TO GIVE YOU A TASTE OF ARTPOP BUT ULTIMATELY CONFUSE YOU UNTIL SUNDAY”), but Gaga, ever helpful, has been tweeting out lyrics to the song, which you can check out below.
Watch the video at Idolator.com