Lady Gaga's "Hair" single hit iTunes Monday afternoon (May 16), one week before the pop star's sophomore album, "Born This Way," finally hits stores. Gaga's latest pop opus was produced by RedOne and features an appearance by Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
Like "The Edge of Glory," the "Born This Way" single which hit iTunes last Monday, "Hair" finds Gaga offering another anthem for individualism, this time using her wild hair as a metaphor for her bold personality. "I've had enough/This is my prayer/That I'll die living just as free as my hair," Gaga sings as the chorus kicks in and the song's beat goes into overdrive.
"Hair" is the fourth taste of "Born This Way" following the title track, which was first performed at the Grammy Awards; "Judas," which saw its motorcycles-meets-the-Bible music video premiered last month; and "The Edge of Glory." Footage of Gaga performing album track "You and I" was also shown during "American Idol's" elimination episode last Thursday. Fans who have purchased all of the "Born This Way" singles can use the Complete My Album feature in iTunes to buy the full-length at a reduced price.
"Your tweets have been making me cry!" Gaga posted on Twitter this afternoon, after linking to the new track. "Dance the night away!"