One week after "Born This Way" ended its six-week run atop the Hot 100, Lady Gaga has announced that her next single, "Judas," will be arriving on April 19. The pop star shares the release date of the second single from sophomore album "Born This Way" and announces, "Let the cultural baptism begin," in the latest installment of her Gagavision video series, released today (April 6).
In Gagavision No. 41, Gaga takes fans behind the scenes as she gets her makeup done, argues with a religious fanatic and shows off some new dance moves. The video ends with the text, "Judas April 19th -- If they were not who were taught that they would be, would you still believe?"
Last month, Lady Gaga previewed the lyrics to "Judas" when she posted on Twitter, "I'm just a Holy Fool, oh baby he's so cruel, but I'm still in love with Judas, Baby." The singer also revealed on Sunday that she is co-directing the "Judas" video with Laurieann Gibson, calling the experience "the most exciting artistic moment of my career."
While the "Judas" launch is less than two weeks away, fans are still getting their fill of "Born This Way," which clocks in at No. 4 on the current Hot 100, before its parent album is released on May 23. Yesterday, Gaga announced that the "Country Road Version" of "Born This Way" has been released to iTunes, and that part of its proceeds will benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).