Lady Gaga dropped her new single, "Perfect Illusion," on Thursday, to the delight of her dedicated fan base.
The track, which is off Mother Monster's upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth studio album, is the singer's first pop single in three years, aside from her Oscar-nominated song "Till It Happens to You," which appeared on the soundtrack for then 2015 documentary The Hunting Ground.
Gaga first began promoting the release of "Perfect Illusion" back in August with a series of cryptic Instagram posts that eventually formed a photo mosaic teasing the new song.
The comeback track has fans absolutely freaking out. After a tense countdown to the time of its release, thousands of her devoted followers took to Twitter (after listening, sobbing, losing their minds, etc.) to share their elation.
The key change at 1:51 on #PerfectIllusion is the best thing I have ever heard.— Lady Gaga (@hausoframez) September 9, 2016
911 what's your emergency?— I'm very Hungry (@LM_danielaa) September 9, 2016
I Just killed my fanbase#PERFECTILLUSION
#PerfectIllusion sounds a lot like Papa Don't Preach. And that's not a bad thing.— Katie Krause (@Katie_Krause) September 9, 2016
IT WASN’T LOOoooOOoVE IT WAS A #PERFECTILLUSION THAT CHORUS OWNS MY LIFE— abdul 🚀 (@Advil) September 9, 2016
#PERFECTILLUSION is the number 1 thing trending on Twitter right now! Yas GAGA you did it. " it wasn't love it was a perfect illusion"— Seamus Barnes (@seamus_barnes) September 9, 2016
Within minutes of its release, the single was trending on Twitter and fans across the globe jumped on the bandwagon, sharing their love in multiple languages.
"Perfect Illusion" is available now on iTunes. There's no word yet on the LP's release date.