Lady Gaga's return to the pop music scene is just a few weeks away and iHeartRadio got the very first listen of her brand-new single, "Perfect Illusion," when the industry titan appeared at our Music Summit on Wednesday morning (August 17).

In collaboration with super-producer Mark Ronson and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, "Perfect Illusion” finds a sweet space in Mother Monster’s catalogue alongside some of her best dance floor anthems. It’s a cut that touches the highest of highs and lowest of lows in a relationship gone wrong, thus, the perfect illusion. "The song is about modern ecstasy . . . .We found our sweet, simple, ragey way of saying it," she explained during her appearance at iHeartRadio HQ in New York City.

And, yes, that kind of vibrant energy was evident when the trio worked on the heartbreak anthem at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, California. Gaga recalled the sunlight pouring through the trees in the window as the record came to fruition. "I get this sick adrenaline rush every time I hear it,” she added.

Shortly after the appearance, Gaga took to social media to announce the single. "Perfect Illusion” is the chart-topper’s first single release since her critically acclaimed “Til It Happens to You,” the accompanying song to the documentary film, The Hunting Ground.

Take a look at Lady Gaga’s single announcement below!


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