As she gears up for the release of her new album ARTPOP, Mama Monster has been busy building the Internet hype up. The latest development is the lyric video for her new single “Applause,” and it about sums up Lady Gaga in a three minute and thirty three second nutshell.
Underneath is cursive splats of lyric text are wardrobe racks, exotic face painting and, yes, drag queens—basically, everything you’d imagine Gaga would encounter on a typical Saturday night out. The songstress makes her way through the madness, taunting and cuddling with her new fabulous friends to the delight of an onlooking audience.
Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the first moving images of ARTPOP: