Lady Gaga's new song "Perfect Illusion" has people talking for several reasons.
Not only is it her first song off her fifth studio album (which fans have waited years for), but the song might just be a reflection of her breakup with Taylor Kinney.
The lyrics refer to a fake love that can only be described as a perfect illusion, and while Gaga said they refer to the non-reality of social media, many believe they're about her ex.
However, a source tells E! News that despite what the song lyrics suggest, there's still hope for the former couple.
"It was a very intense, emotional relationship...Maybe she had some things she needed to get out of her system," our insider explained. "But there's still a chance they may find their way back to each other."
In fact, they've been working toward doing so. "They've been talking," the source added. "Everyone around them has been saying,"'Never say never.'"
Kinney and Gaga were engaged for nearly a year before they unexpectedly broke it off in July.
After news broke of their split, Mother Monster took to social media to explain. "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared," she captioned a black-and-white shot of the two of them with their arms around each other's necks. "Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."
Meanwhile, Gaga marked her return to music when she released "Perfect Illusion" on Friday—a pop track packed with a rock punch. Despite the relatively new sound for the pop star, it still has a pulsing dance beat to get you in the mood to get up and out on the dance floor. It even gets Gaga's heart pumping when it's on.
"The song is about modern ecstasy," Gaga described the track at the iHeartRadio Music Summit in August. "We found our sweet, simple, ragey way of saying it... I get this sick adrenaline rush every time I hear it."
While some connect it to her past relationship, she described the song as commentary on the ability to paint such an illusion through social media.
"I believe many of us are wondering why there are so many fake things around us," she told BBC's Radio1. "How do we navigate through social media? How do we look through these images that we know are filtered and altered, and decipher what is reality and what is a perfect illusion?"