She'll perform her new single to open this Sunday's MTV VMAs
Lady Gaga released the highly stylized video for her new single "Applause" on Monday during a "Good Morning America" appearance that capped a hectic week for the pop singer. The "GMA" visit was meant to be the official launch of both the song and video, but leaks forced Gaga to release the single a week early.
The "Applause" video is a collection of arty postures and scenarios showing Gaga in a birdcage, with a tail, catching knives in a cauldron, wearing a bone blouse and, in a fashion highlight, dancing in only a black-glove bra that is reminiscent of a famous Janet Jackson magazine cover. The clip is draped in mostly black and white, with splashes of vivid color, at several points showing the singer with makeup streaming down her face.