Lady Gaga Says She Found ‘Raw Passion’ In First ‘ARTPOP’ Single

After a sexy, nude photo from her V magazine shoot hit the ‘net, Lady Gaga continues to up the ante for her new single. The Mother Monster took to her site and posted a new flick of herself, covering up just a smidgen with a white shirt and changing her hair color from wavy blonde tendrils to a shaggy jet black ‘do.

The “Born This Way” singer admitted that she is having slight separation anxiety from her new music. “ARTPOP as they pry the single from my bleeding fingers. its a scary thing to revisit those things underneath, the pain in your past,” she writes, “but all I found was raw passion. I thought I was destroyed inside. im just ready to fight. start the music.”

Her legion of monsters can push play Aug. 19, when the new record—her first track in over two years—drops. For now, let some leaked footage from the project keep the claws at bay below.