Lady Gaga declared a “pop emergency” when her new single Applause was leaked a week before the official release date, but that meant we were lucky enough to hear the song early. Personally, I am not usually a big fan of Gaga. I admire her for her originality and I am one of her thirty nine and a half million followers on Twitter, but I wouldn’t say she’s one of my favourite artists. However, Applause really has impressed me! The lyrics are quite repetitive and do not have a particularly deep meaning, like most of her songs, but I found the tune enjoyable and catchy, and I can’t stop myself from singing along every time it’s played on the radio (which is a lot). It’s been a while since Gaga’s released some new music, which is perhaps why I found this song quite refreshing. So, a big round of applause to Lady Gaga on what is already another worldwide success for her. I am actually quite excited to hear her next album, Artpop, where I’m sure there are some more huge songs to be found.