Could it be?
Has new music from Lady Gaga's forthcoming album ARTPOP leaked its way onto theIinternet? According to reports, a snippet has surfaced of the pop princess singing about burqas. This comes a few months after an instrumental song, supposedly titled "Burqas," was leaked online as well. The techno-heavy snippet features Mother Monster calling the Islamic outer-garment "religious risky fashion."
According to BuzzFeed, the lyrics include, "Wear it out, harmonize, stability / Put it on, conceal your hair / Disturb the unaware / Bitch, I've been on the cover of Vanity Fair." Gaga, who's already experienced a career of envelope-pushing moments, sings in the chorus, "Burqa, burqa, burqa / Let's get erotic."
The singer has been extremely quiet about her upcoming music but made a major announcement last week.
She revealed via Facebook and her third album will drop Nov. 11, 2013, and the first single will debut on Aug. 19.
The new material "musically mirrors Gaga's creative process as she passes through the mediums of each artist she collaborates with, scoring a blueprint of her journey." This, according to the official press release, results in "a 'rage' of electronic passion and fury, defining each artist's process from beginning to end."
There will also be an app released in correlation with the album's release later this year.
The program is currently being built by TechHAUS, "the technological branch of HAUS OF GAGA and is a self-described "visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology with a new interactive worldwide community—'the auras.'"
By "altering the human experience with social media," the app seeks to "bring ARTculture into POP in a reverse Warholian expedition." Each user will share in the singer's "adrenaline of fame" by building and sharing their own projects and interacting with one another.
On Nov. 11, 2013, Gaga hopes "to bring the music industry into a new age; an age where art drives pop and the artist once again is in control of the 'icon.'"
Another date to mark on the calendar is Nov. 10, 2013, when she will host an evening of "artRave," featuring HAUS OF GAGA projects and collaborations with a Inez & Vinoodh, Robert Wilson, Marina Abramović and Jeff Koons.
It looks like 2013 is the year of Gaga!