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Lady Gaga recently returned to tweeting at a high-volume clip after retreating from the social platform for a few months (total Gaga tweets from February 18 to July 25: 4). On Wednesday (July 31), the pop superstar held an impromptu Twitter Q&A and unmasked a few more details about her eagerly anticipated "ARTPOP" project, due out Nov. 11.
First off, the official music video for "Applause," the first single off "ARTPOP," will be released along with the new track on Aug. 19. The "Applause" clip was filmed in Los Angeles last week by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin -- the photography duo that was also responsible for the "Applause" single artwork.
Gaga also announced that the "ARTPOP" app that will accompany the new album will be free and available worldwide for Android, GooglePlay and in the iTunes App Store upon its November release. "You can purchase the music through the ARTPOP app once it's downloaded," Gaga posted on Twitter. "Or you can purchase the album at the music store+download the free separately at the app store." The singer described the app as "an interactive jewel case" and confirmed that fans can download the "app placeholder" when "Applause" is released on Aug. 19.
Finally, Gaga tweeted a few phrases that could very well be lyrics to "Applause":
give me that thing that I love put your hands up make 'em touch A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 31, 2013
In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Gaga described "Applause" as "very fun" and "full of happiness, because what I'm saying in the song essentially is that I live for the applause. I live for the way you cheer and scream for me. Give me that thing that I love. Put your hands up, make them touch."
Lady Gaga will debut "Applause" live at the MTV Video Music Awards, set to air from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Aug. 25. In a statement announcing the arrival of "ARTPOP," Gaga shared that the accompanying app would be "a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology."