Lady Gaga's "Judas" single leaked online Friday (Apr. 15), arriving four days before the track was set to make its official premiere.
LISTEN: Lady Gaga, "Judas"
The RedOne-produced "Judas" carries echoes of her biggest hits, "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face," and finds Gaga pushing religious boundaries over a pummeling breakdown. "In the most biblical sense, I am beyond repentance/Fame hooker prostitute wench, vomits her mind," she spits. "But in the cultural sense, I just speak in future tense/Judas kiss me if offensed, or wear ear condom next time."
"Judas" made its way onto the Internet after London's Capital FM radio played the song on Friday afternoon, according to reports.
"Judas" is the second single from Gaga's "Born This Way" album, due out May 23. The first single and title track debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in February and rang in a milestone for the Billboard chart by becoming the 1,000th No. 1 in its 52-year-history.