Days before the unveiling of her new single, GaGa's monsters are writhing with anticipation for Mother Monster's next chart assault. Although the average Joe has yet to bestow their auricular senses upon the sparkly new Haus of GaGa ensemble, mutterings of its religious undertones have already upset Christian groups, only serving to wind up her detractors even further. So, what can we expect from Stefani Germanotta's 'Judas' when it invades the airwaves on April 19?
- Way back in February after the release of her million-selling single 'Born This Way', GaGa tweeted her fans the lyrics of the new track, posting: "I'm just a Holy Fool, oh baby he's so cruel, but I'm still in love with Judas, Baby."
- Album producer Fernando Garibay described the RedOne production as a "traditional GaGa track" telling MTV that "'Judas' is a dance song".
- Lady GaGa has popped her directorial cherry for the single's video, helping to co-direct the promo with her creative director Laurieann Gibson.
- The video was shot in Los Angeles at the start of the month, with GaGa stating that it was the "most exciting artistic moment of [her] career".
- The promo is set to tell GaGa's version of the bible with Gibson revealing that it will contain a "huge and really groundbreaking" message, as well as claiming to have "created a new Jerusalem".
- GaGa has been brushing up on her I.T. skills with this new release having revealed that she created the artwork using Microsoft Word and her cellphone.
- Pop Justice has commented that GaGa's vocals on the track are in "completely new territory", describing them as "half-sung, half-rapped Jamaican Patois-style". The site also states that "'Judas' is to 'Bad Romance' as 'Bad Romance' was to 'Poker Face'". Colour us excited.
- A low-quality leak appeared online this morning with 3:37 minutes of the song, with the total length of the track expected to clock in at 4:09 minutes. The production is a heavy mixture of beats and synths with a sing-speak bridge that hears GaGa proclaim: "In the most Biblical sense, I am beyond repentance. 'Fame hooker', 'prostitute wench', 'vomits her mind'... But in the cultural sense I just speak in future tense. Judas kiss me if offenced, or wear an ear condom next time."