Listen: Lady Gaga Drops “Applause” Ahead Of Schedule

Lady Gaga pushed her comeback single’s release date up a few days after hackers leaked the dance track this weekend. “DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS…WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY…MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD,” she tweeted. “IM ON THE RADIO I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! IT FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR *APPLAUSE,* WE ARE SO HAPPY YOU LOVE IT!” Now that’s how you handle a leak. Clap for her and listen to the bass-heavy banger below. The Monsters and Co. can also catch her live performance of “Applause” at the MTV Video Music Awards August 25 at 9pm EST.