Watch Lady Gaga's First Performance of 'Perfect Illusion' at London Club

Lady Gaga "Perfect Illusion"
Ruth Hogben

Lady Gaga "Perfect Illusion"

Lady Gaga surprised fans with the first live performance of her new single “Perfect Illusion” at London’s Moth Club early Saturday morning (Sept. 10).

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“Perfect Illusion,” Gaga’s first new solo track in three years, went to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart premiering the song on radio stations Thursday night. The song was officially released the following day.


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“Illusion,” produced by Gaga, Mark Ronson, Bloodpop and Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, previews Gaga’s forthcoming new studio album, expected later this year.

During an interview with BBC Radio 1 hours after “Illusion” dropped, the singer revealed another hint about the album: It features a duet with Florence Welch.

“Me and Florence Welch did a duet together. I started to work on an idea for a song that I really wanted to do with a girl. You’ll see why when you see what the song is about," Gaga said. “I just thought, ‘Who do I want to sing with?’ She’s really to me if not the best, one of the greatest vocalists in the world. She’s incredible.”

Listen to "Perfect Illusion" video below.