Little Monsters, get ready to put your paws up — Lady Gaga is gearing up to give you a rehash of one of her most groundbreaking albums.
On Friday (May 28), Lady Gaga announced her Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary CD, a re-release of her Born This Way album due out via Interscope on June 18. The new edition of the album — which features all 14 songs off of the original version — will come with new packaging and six additional tracks, where Gaga taps different artists who are “representing and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community” to reimagine the songs of Born This Way.
To give fans a peek into what they can expect, the first cover was officially dropped on Friday, with New Orleans icon Big Freedia putting her own bounce spin on fan-favorite “Judas.” The reimagined version of the song sees Freedia adding in driving trap beats, a full brass band, a choir and her signature rap stylings to the track, giving it a brand new life of its own.
“Judas was my favorite song when it came out originally, so I really wanted to cover it. I am beyond excited that it’s the first to drop from this project!” Big Freedia said of the new song in a statement. “To me, ‘Judas’ is a love song about when someone does you dirty. I’ve sure had my experience with that. Who can’t relate?”
The remaining artists who will contribute covers to the album have yet to be revealed.
Pre-order your copy of Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary here, and check out Big Freedia’s cover of “Judas” below: