New Song: Lady Gaga – ‘Perfect Illusion’

Published: Thursday 8th Sep 2016 by Sam

It’s here!

Lady Gaga has unleashed her long-awaited comeback single ‘Perfect Illusion.’

Produced by Mark Ronson, BloodPop, and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, the hard-hitting track finds the superstar back on danceable terrain.

A rousing and resonating anthem, could this be the track that helps the 30-year-old return to the top of the charts?

Hit ‘Play’ below and let us know…


Now that is how to make an emphatic comeback!

Running at just under 3 minutes, the cut was clearly crafted with radio and replay value in mind.

It’s also laced with infectious hooks, which bodes brilliantly for its sing-song-ability.

Put simply, for an artist that has been plagued by the overcomplicated, there’s no illusion here: this the perfect return offering.

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  1. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) September 8, 2016

    I like it ! Go Gaga! I’m impressed. Glad you’re back!

    • Fancy BISH September 8, 2016

      Chile, I LOVE IT…I said earlier I wished she had some Jane Child soulfulness on this album…YAAAS GAGA…welcome back! Her voice sounds SO GOOD.

    • Ughhhh September 8, 2016

      Clearly you all have mistaken this with something else because this is fûcking ugly. What the f**** is this? Like I wasn’t expecting anything from this gargoyle but damn I didn’t expect her to bring this nasty àss vocals of a single. This sounds like something you would her at a damn generic Halloween store. Bîtch got to hype from American horror story and forgot who she was….”Perfect Delusion. Her ass could have kept this!

      • Ughhhh September 8, 2016


      • AmbeRussell September 9, 2016

        i wanted to like this, but i dont. the voice is ugly, for lack of better term. weird use of her voice. idk, just not feeling it

  2. MB September 8, 2016

    Flop! Boring! Basic!

    • Christina Aguilera September 9, 2016

      Unbothered and just unimpressed. So this is hat’s suppose to be GaGa’s huge comeback ???

  3. Steven September 8, 2016

    Song sucks……

  4. NT September 8, 2016

    It’s not what I was expecting …

  5. StanPolice September 8, 2016

    GREAT vocals! Good for radio, DOPE!

  6. HailLegendBeysus September 8, 2016

    Hmmmm…. Maybe it will grow on me. Ill have it on reply as i make dinner.

    • #JACKIE September 8, 2016

      Make dinner? Girl please we all know you’re a McDonalds dollar menu kinda gal.

      • HailLegendBeysus September 8, 2016

        Lmfaooo no that would be you seeing as you know the men

  7. BeyonceIsASlut September 8, 2016

    What a sh#tty song

  8. #JACKIE September 8, 2016

    Gaga better SING

    • Queen Navy September 8, 2016

      She better practice some scales first.

      • #JACKIE September 9, 2016

        Not a Rihanna stan talking about practicing ANYTHING! Kii the shade writes itself.

  9. RihNavy September 8, 2016

    This is wayyyyyy more minimalist from Gaga than I’m used to. From the cover, to the song. Less is more, but this is a no from me. It’ll be lucky to hit the top 40 on the charts tbh but I’m rooting for HA!

    • HailLegendBeysus September 8, 2016

      Who the fuxk stole RihNavy’s account? I need shade!

  10. MsYonce September 8, 2016

    It’s nice and different I like it Gaga

  11. Cough Cough September 8, 2016

    I hear A lot of her previous melodies in here. I don’t hate it, it’s just too similar to things she’s already done. It’s not exciting. She’s done this before. Time to let somebody else wrote for her because she is doing the same stuff over and over

    • Cough Cough September 8, 2016

      She sounds great though!

    • Cough Cough September 8, 2016


  12. Bee September 8, 2016

    Now if y’all say this is good I know something this was awful

  13. Elijahh the Pharaoh September 8, 2016

    I like it. I like living through othr pop artist seeing that I don’t do pop. It’ll be fun to see the Pop chicks get out there this season Britney,Katie,Gaga, let’s see what these albums do and who really going to reign it’ll be nice to see.

  14. Dc3 forever September 8, 2016

    It’s cool but not a good comeback hit imo. I think she says the title too much. I love her tho. I hope she takes the easy road out and calls it a “Buzz” single tbh

  15. Orangeyougladididntsaybanana September 8, 2016

    As the song progressed the more I enjoyed it instead of waiting for it to be over…


  16. Pat September 8, 2016

    I like it!

  17. Caribbean Native September 8, 2016

    Not what I wanted from her but I’m still a sleeper stan…..but it’s trash bh

  18. La Perra September 8, 2016

    Wtf hot sardine mess is this?! Gurllll you could of kept this stank hot mess!

  19. Rosie September 8, 2016

    Whew this is hot trash. Was expecting at least a 6/10 because of Mark and Kevin but he couldn’t even reach that level. Sad!

  20. Queen Navy September 8, 2016

    #ICANT at some people in here trying to convince themselves that this is hot. Even silly ass “Applause” was better than this mess. She needs to put out a second single quick.

  21. SCHEISSETHRONED September 8, 2016

    Didn’t like it at first, BUT it is def a grower! I love it now! I was the same w/ Formation and now its one of my fave songs. Sometimes the real hits are the ones that have to grow.


    Currently in Top 10 on iTunes and its not even Midnight 🙂

  22. Bee September 8, 2016

    She’s not a popstar this was so bad I hope the video does something for me

  23. beyoncitis September 8, 2016

    She copied Madonna again, “Living for love, Living for love, I’m not giving up” that’s all I hear.
    She is doomed, I need to hear Make me and Needed me, after all this noise.

    • Meteorite September 8, 2016

      I see that what is?!?!? Because I’m like is this sampled? But now that you say madonna living for love… gulp

      • Meteorite September 8, 2016

        Is that’s what it is***

      • Meteorite September 8, 2016

        Is that what it is***

      • Meteorite September 8, 2016

        I apologize for all the duplicates and typos! I’m on iOS 10 Beta 8 and it’s not working with my Wi-Fi

  24. Meteorite September 8, 2016

    Is the song sampled? It sounds like something I’ve heard before? Or maybe 80’s nostalgia? Idk…I have mixed feelings. Usually with me personally if I have to question if I like a song then more often than not that’s not a good sign.

  25. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy September 8, 2016

    Yo this is dope! I see where she’s going, and she’s pushing the boundaries of radio pop right now. Currently in Top 40, the music is crowded with EDM sound that has become redundant. She knew she needed a banger to launch her back into a
    position close what she used to be, but she couldn’t that sound. She also can’t do the urban which didn’t work too well (Jewels & Drugs), but she knew that she needed to make us dance. Plus, the hook will get stuck in your head easily, so it has all the elements it needs to be a hit. Kevin Parker’s genius didn’t let me down…Ok Gaga, you have my attention

  26. Junior in Jamaica September 8, 2016

    I am kinda hearing Madonna “Papa Don’t Preach” on the chorus melody…

  27. glenchimi September 8, 2016

    I don’t get this… ppl really think this is good ?

    it’s another flop..

    applause was way better than this s***…

  28. SCHEISSETHRONED September 8, 2016

    LMAO at y’all looking for Madonna. Like y’all are clearly gonna find any reason to not like her. First it was the outfits, she stopped that. Then it was the basic Pop sound, so she does rock inspired. SO YALL RUN TO MADONNA.

    Just don’t buy it! Its already #3 on iTunes. so you cant stop the slayage! 😀

    • Diva September 8, 2016

      Same was said for Make Me… and Rise and how long did it take them to plunge?

      • SCHEISSETHRONED September 8, 2016

        Ew go get a life. Who sits around wanting someone they DONT know to fail? Girl bye.

      • Diva September 8, 2016

        Did I say anything about wanting her fail? I said nothing of the sort. YOU implied that.

  29. xedos September 8, 2016

    gaga stuck in 2010 we move on from the same ole same ole nothing knew here

  30. Molly #TheMostRelevantBitch September 8, 2016

    Cute vocals… #ThatsAll

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler September 8, 2016

      Selena’s vocal box is pretty much non existent. Stay in ya lane boo.

  31. Danny Bey September 8, 2016

    She’s giving me Stevie Nicks meets Sheryl Crow meets Janis Joplin

    • Sandra September 9, 2016

      She giving Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) esq vocals and style of song . This is only marginally better than the other song which i though was hers.

  32. xedos September 8, 2016

    gaga is a one trick pony

  33. ohgawd September 8, 2016

    This is such a perfect comeback single. Doesn’t follow the current dancehall trend, she sounds better then ever, it shows growth as an artist and is a jam!!!

  34. Diva September 8, 2016

    In my mind I see Xtina at a poker table, just chilling and waiting to see what the girls do. Britney “folded” with Glory. Gaga just played a pair of 5’s. Mariah still got her Tom Fords on shuffling her cards around… The bet has been raised and the tension mounts….
    I praying and hoping that Xtina got that full house in spades!?!?! (TBC)

    • Scotty September 9, 2016

      B**** XTINA IS COMING hopefully she does have a full hiuse

  35. xedos September 8, 2016

    Britney Spears shyt sounds way better than this nonsense

  36. mikey September 8, 2016

    Play it 3 times on repeat and you’ll be hooked!

    • Sandra September 9, 2016

      Like if you say candyman three times in the mirror?

  37. RihYonce September 8, 2016

    I like it!!! Welcome back Gaga !!!

  38. JanStan September 8, 2016

    Welcome back montha. It gives me disco/pat benetar love is a battlefield realness. I’m here for it!

  39. Cam September 8, 2016

    This is exactly how I heard it earlier with just the snippet BIG vocals like I said on the previous post earlier slay me Gaga ??

  40. SCHEISSETHRONED September 8, 2016

    Music isn’t for everyone. Thats why there are so many Artists. I’m not delusional to say EVERYONE will like it, but if you don’t lol Just don’t listen to it or buy it. Y’all make it seem like she is forcing you to click play.

  41. The voice of a generation September 8, 2016

    This song is so dull. I’m disappointed because usually gaga serves quality and mark ranson is a really good producer. I was expecting a uptown funk/ mowtown song. But this song is so basic and forgettable. It’s like gaga found a box labeled “Madonna 80’s demos” and covered it smh. Radio will not touch this song at all. You think gaga would come harder for a comeback

    • Nohom September 8, 2016

      U sound cray this goin top 10 on radio easily

    • Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, First of her Name, Mother of Dragons, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Queen of Meereen & Khalessi of the Great Grass Sea. September 8, 2016

      Welcome back, 80s pop rock. Glad to have you in our lives again. Don’t let these kids fool you, some of us have been waiting for the next Pat Benatar ?

  42. Nowqd Reddish trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 8, 2016

    Nice song

  43. Who gonna check me boo? September 8, 2016

    Oh dear God I haaaate to say it but this is bad. she took a risk and it clearly didn’t pay off, it’s a loud repetitive substance lacking mess and it will flop because it not even commercial or radio friendly. I mean if you wanna turn away from the chart at least bring in quality music if Beyonce can do it so can she . This is just messy and after the initial hype falls down it will free fall on the

  44. Meteorite September 8, 2016

    0:00 3:11
    Telepathy (feat. Nile Rodgers)
    Christina Aguilera
    The Get Down (Original Soundtrack)

  45. RihYonce September 8, 2016

    The vocals on this song slayed me ! I love this new Gaga I hope the album is even better

  46. The kpop guy, Matt ~ September 8, 2016


    • Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

      I know you’re a Monster but really…realllly?!!?

  47. Ropeburn September 8, 2016

    I’d rather listen to Britney’s G******** album. This sounds like something from Glee.

  48. The kpop guy, Matt ~ September 8, 2016

    This song would fit in the club scene (a top 40 club) when the DJ drops the random “Living on a prayer” song

  49. Really b**** September 9, 2016

    Sounds exactly like madonnas papa dont preach smh

  50. Royalkev September 9, 2016

    Weird song, but I really like it! I keep surprising myself when it comes to Gaga because I hated her most popular stuff (besides songs from the Fame Monster). I’ve actually been able to appreciate a lot of her recent stuff (since ArtPop). This single kind of reminds me of ‘Applause’ (as far as it’s appeal, both songs are pretty catchy), but I can see why this will have a few mixed reactions.

    • JOHNVIDAL September 9, 2016

      Gaga cannot stop growing and showing more and more talent. I´ve always said it, The Fame was her most basic release (music industry forces you to do basic to at least let you in, Gaga has talked about taht in the past saying that executives told her to mask her voice cause it was too broadway-like for nowadays pop radio). She slayed anyway cause she still found a way to bring something enw and create the perfect storm with that album. But teh best has come after that, vocally, musically and in all senses. Jazz album and all. She´s a true talent (despite what all these people always hating on talented artists say).

  51. Skyfall September 9, 2016

    This is giving me Livin On a Prayer and Papa Don’t Preach teas. I like it though, she’s getting my coins.

  52. missmeka1987 September 9, 2016

    I love it already..

  53. No favs, just here for the music September 9, 2016

    I don’t like it :/ maybe after a few listens it might grow on me though

  54. BETchiana September 9, 2016

    Gaga’s new song actually sounds like music yet the people who dragging it literally listen to f****** Halsey and her lip quiver

    • Rosie September 9, 2016

      Clearly a lot of people are listening to Halsey’s lip quivering since Closer had a lead of over 50% on iTunes before this was released.

  55. Gurl September 9, 2016

    At first I wasn’t feeling it, but after some replays I love it now!

  56. Rihboy September 9, 2016

    I’m glad I left room for disappointment! I thought gaga was better than this! Boring’! Definitely forgettable’ I feel incomplete I was hoping she would hold 4th quarter down but I wAs mistaken! I guess teyanna and Mariah may step up to the plate and deliver.

  57. Hmmm September 9, 2016

    I like it and don’t like it at the same time. Idk. It seems like this is gonna be one of those songs that people either Love or Hate.

  58. Hmmm September 9, 2016

    Okay I listened to it again and I’m feeling it. It’s a jam. ???? Good job, Gaga.

  59. Datredd23 September 9, 2016

    Everything on Anti > This mess

  60. Credits September 9, 2016

    I’m getting an 80’s/Pat Benatar ‘love is a battle field’ vibe from the chorus which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but I wouldn’t call it a good thing in this current climate for music. The verses are whack though. But you know what? Someone will pitch the vocals up two octaves, speed up the tempo and throw it on a dance mix and B*tches will eat this sh*t up. C- for Gaga. I’m ready for the next season of AHS.

  61. Lewnatic September 9, 2016

    What on earth is her diction? It wasn’t LARV it was a perfect illOOOOOsion. Anyway, I was really rooting for her comeback but this isn’t good enough. It sounds like a cast off from ARTPOP. I can’t believe this is the same writer behind the likes of Bad Romance and Paparazzi. It’s so strange as she’s hailed as pop royalty even though she’s not had a decent hit for a good 6 years now.

  62. Stephy September 9, 2016

    Ummm it’s a no from me. Vocals are cute tho

  63. COOKIE LYIN’ September 9, 2016

    Same melody as Papa Don’t Preach, “I’m keepin’ my baby” during the “it was a perfect illusion”. Copying Madonna again isn’t a look I was looking forward to. She can keep this one.

    I’ll be up here perched with Lemonade and Glory still getting everything I need from Bey&B.

  64. Cake like Lady GaGa (Perfect illusion) September 9, 2016

    YAAASSSSSSS MOTHVA, this song slays.

    • Career Ender September 9, 2016

      Aww the creep creature has resurrected ! , what an honour

  65. Career Ender September 9, 2016

    Damn she sang the hell out of this song. Nice song

  66. Career Ender September 9, 2016

    Seems like all the pop girls have grown and left the candy repetitive catchy hook singles in dust
    Except Rihanna who seem to go from basic to more basic level

    • Yellow Diamonds September 9, 2016

      Why is Riri name always in that muddy South African mouth? Shouldn’t you be out catching your dinner?

      • Career Ender September 9, 2016

        Oh Molly why are you coming to me with a troll account, are you that scared to memtion me?

    • Datredd23 September 9, 2016

      Girl bye Work destroys this and Rih has dropped many non pop bops FFS says hello

  67. Gio88 September 9, 2016

    This a PERFECT DELUSION ahaha , love her voice but the production is generic! I’m not impressed probably the song will become a hit because of her name or it will grow on me but now applause>>>>>

  68. magnusbaby September 9, 2016

    Too loudy, she is screaming.

  69. Career Ender September 9, 2016

    It reminds of that Madonna somg which goes like ….’I searched my whole life and found the secret’ …..’do you beleive in love at fist sight’…
    What is it’s name?

    • Meteorite September 9, 2016

      Get Together from Confession on a Dance Floor.

      • Career Ender September 9, 2016

        Yea , thank you. I like that song

    • S****** Blonde September 9, 2016

      @Career Ender
      It sounds nothing like “Get Together”, which is one of my favorite Madonna’s songs. What you’re hearing is Living on a Prayer and Papa Don’t Preach, Bon Jovi meets Madonna, masked with a modern electro beat and gaga’s abilities to morph into music legends, she has been doing this for years now, it’s kind of her signature.

      • Career Ender September 9, 2016


    • Caleb September 9, 2016

      Get Togeher

  70. Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

    Girl why? I was routing for you, we were all routing for you!!! I don’t know what people are calling ‘vocals’ this ain’t it, she’s just shouting. She sang with more soul on songs like Speachless. I was also expecting an Uptown Funk sort of mess but this is worse because at least radio would’ve picked that up. She’s just abandoned the last of her declining fanbase for credibility, b***** credibity doesn’t buy you concert tickets or your albums! Is she singing about a Perfect Illusion with the charts too, because it won’t be showing her any love too. Oh why did I even have little hope with this devil loving slūt? Let me just leave she’s pįssed me off.

    • Dem Lessers September 9, 2016


  71. S****** Blonde September 9, 2016

    It’s not a bad song, but it’s not memorable. On the positive side, I like the minimalistic lyrics, she’s trying not to be too over the top, I appreciate that. On the negative side, the song is overproduced, it’s kind of messy, similar to the production on ‘Born This Way’, which is her best body of work but hasn’t aged very well, it’s like so 2011, but this song could work now in 2016, is different from what other pop stars are doing, so she might do well this time. Personally I don’t feel the need to listen to it again, I’m so tired of female pop stars these days, not just Gaga but all of them, so while I think the song is the right direction for her, it didn’t wow me. Gaga’s an interesting artist, one whose career must be followed, even if you’re not a fan, my case, she turned me off a couple of years a go, but I like a say, she’s an interesting artist, I’ll be watching her.

    • JOHNVIDAL September 9, 2016

      Finally you showing respect for Gaga again. Boy what Madonna said in 2011 made you behave like a puppet/hater for damn too long, like 3 or 4 years. Glad you have recovered 🙂

      • S****** Blonde September 9, 2016

        You’re wrong, it wasn’t what Madonna said, it was her attitude and tricks to be successful (thing that I don’t support even if the artist is talented, like you do) what turned me off, she was a mess during the Born This Way era, everyone knows this, even the medias turned against her, drugs, alcohol, etc…I still think she is a fake person, a liar and malicious to other female singers, she does a nice job hiding it though. I have always say that she’s talented, not a genius like you want her to be but better than the average pop star, that’s for sure, however, you seem to give her a pass or to make a blind eye to all the bad things she did that turned me off from her, you make it all about Madonna when in fact, Madonna is the last of my reasons to dislike her as a person, btw, her music hasn’t be good since BTW, I hate ArtPop, and didn’t enjoy the Jazz album, like I said, it might be that I’m not too into pop music these days but you got to admit that her music has been lacking since ArtPop.

      • JOHNVIDAL September 9, 2016

        Hmm no. I remember perfectly that you didn´t have any complaints until Madonna talked (cause she was reelasinga new album and as always used the rpomo she could) and that was many many months after Born This Way was released.
        Not to mention those personal attacks (I don´t know why you´re here only for the music sometimes but some other times you aren´t) for an artist coming from a Madonna fan are priceless. Like we said, it´s time to put this to rest and I´m glad tyou are open to forget your hate.
        And not, everything since Artpop has not been lacking… since she has only released a Jazz album since then and it was great, not to mention her constant slayage on all types of stages.

  72. Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

    Wait the same guy who produced ‘Better’ (aka one of the best songs off Glory) also produced this…biïiitch, get a refund! Did he just pick this out of his mac book’s recycle bin then slapped his āss on the keyboard for a finishing touch?!

  73. HailLegendBeysus September 9, 2016

    I sure hope she credited ZZ Top. Im seeingt his circulate om twitter and it sounds very similar.

    • Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

      Ever since she made that song with Beyoncé she’s been picking up her habits

      • Career Ender September 9, 2016

        And zombi has been picking up more and more lesser sales than Nokia company

      • HailLegendBeysus September 9, 2016

        Lmao we get why you’re mad. Id be seething too if my fav only sold 147k ww first week sales. ?
        Anyway she done already had this habit. Did we forget she ripped off Gwens sound long before she worked with The LEGENDARY RELEVANT BEYONCÉ!! ????

      • Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

        Where are your recipts and even if that is true she got all them sales without any plagiarism claims. When will your fave? Plus Glory hasn’t been released in all territories yet so calm yourself!

      • HailLegendBeysus September 9, 2016

        Lmao she can release in what ever territories she has left but it won’t help. Just lool at Gloryholés position in the 47 countries its charting in ??????.
        Not only did Barbra bodie her Celine did as well. Her French album had worldwide sales of 300k LMFAOOOOO!!!!

      • Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

        Still no recipts for this 147k claim…I’m waiting! Chop chop!!!

      • HailLegendBeysus September 9, 2016

        How are you even a stan yet don’t even know your own favs numbers?
        chart data
        chart data‏ @chartdata
        WW sales: @britneyspears, Glory 147,000 (debut).
        Sep 7, 2016, 5:36 PM
        Poorthing ????????

      • Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

        As I said she hasn’t released in major Asian territories like Japan and only recently in Korea, and most people in Asia wait for the Japanese release because of the extra bonus tracks. That site just gives estimates too, doesn’t include every country the album’s available in. So no your lies ain’t valid, try again!

      • HailLegendBeysus September 9, 2016

        Lmao! Where did I lie? I can’t with this DESPERATE attempt to discredit Kworb, Chart Data and Media Traffic. They report the same numbers Billboard and HDD use lmao! Back-Knee’s a flop Poorthing. Oh well her fans can celebrate her 1998-04 success lmao!

      • Wash yo mouth pls September 9, 2016

        If Celine can sell over 300K from just her French fans then why can’t Brit do the same Sioux the Japanese market?

      • OQRAM September 9, 2016

        LOL@Dem Lessers getting check-mated. Your paltry attempt to defend your girl was a swing and a miss. With inefficient stans like you, no wonder Brit is a hasbeen who is now playing Vegas. Damn.

    • S****** Blonde September 9, 2016

      ZZ Top are awesome, love them, but it’s just a smart part IMO, btw, love that song.

      • S****** Blonde September 9, 2016

        Small part ?

  74. Career Ender September 9, 2016

    BTW at which position is Glory charting this week?

    • HailLegendBeysus September 9, 2016

      -7152625 ???????

      • Career Ender September 9, 2016

        Nooooooooooo HailLegendBeysus you did noooooooot!!!!!!!!

      • Dem Lessers September 9, 2016

        My other reply to this comment was withheld so I’m just going to say that’s some flop shade! Minus numbers are higher than number 1, so you’re saying she’ll do more than amazing. Go back and finish school, don’t be as dumb as your royal thickness Q**** Bey.

      • HailLegendBeysus September 9, 2016

        That was some flop and DESPERATE shade. – numbers aren’t greater than positive numbers when talking on a number scale. Anything to the the right on a number scale is greater. The only time negatives can become greater than positive is when using in direction and velocity which I fail to see Gloryholé doing lmao! But math was never my strong point. So if Im wrong due please elaborate on your point.

  75. no September 9, 2016

    The song had a good potential
    But after 2 minutes I wanted it to stop

    I really like the Bg music but I can’t stand
    To hear her voice

    And the lyrics are not good

  76. Remey September 9, 2016

    The song is definitely raw as a means of her scaling back. It’s not bad. It’s actually good, but it’s not great. Those vocals sound just a tad bit shaky, but it gives it a rawness. I think she will get praise for this song because of its minimalist sound especially when no one is used to hearing such from GaGa. I’ll give her a pass this time. I think I like the direction this may be going in. However, I’m definitely waiting to see what Ms. Perry offers up.

    From a management perspective, she did right. She waited until Bey, Rih, and Adele got their material into the Pop lane first so she didn’t have to slip in unnoticed. Because let’s be real: this song compared to Hello, Work, and Lemondade wouldn’t have stood up well.

    Effort: B+
    Creativity: B
    Execution: B

  77. Memo September 9, 2016

    Just because it’s not Copyoncé and her lame ass songs it doesn’t mean this is not good.

    • XoMoDe September 9, 2016

      Come on, that was weak. You can do better than that. I hope.

  78. Ajax September 9, 2016

    Umm she yelled for most of the song ” Perfect Illusion”. This is it? This is what she worked on so long? ? Naw this is trash, her glory days are over . Bad Romance was amazing, this new track is basic garage garbage. Bye Stephanie ✌?️

  79. SCHEISSETHRONED September 9, 2016

    Can we just be happy she switched it up? Like she gave us a fresh sound. Leave it at that. Gaga is no longer using gimmicks. Isn’t that what u wanted? Like cmon we live in a day and age where songs like WORK go #1.

    TBH Gaga knows the state of the industry. Most of the girls going #1 Albums flop anyway. This is the perfect time to experiment. ONLY BEYONCE, ADELE, and TAYLOR are selling.

    Rihanna fans tend to forget that she had 3 flop lead singles from Anti. And had to have her label buy her a 2x Platinum plaque (When the album still hasn’t outsold ARTPOP), #1 song, and a Vangaurd.

    • SCHEISSETHRONED September 9, 2016

      And I mean this as NO SHADE to Rihanna. I’ve listened to her for over 10 years and love her. But I mean facts are facts. Anti as an album is one of my favorites, and imo should have sold more. But ppl don’t click “buy” anymore

  80. True Lambily September 9, 2016

    This is actually….FIREEEEEEEE!!LOVE IT!!

  81. BCinKS September 9, 2016

    Well after she says “perfect illusion” 462 times, you don’t really want to listen to it again. Rhyme scheme is pretty bland, too, with verses being like 2 sentences long. I guess. At least her vocals are hot.

  82. magnusbaby September 9, 2016

    I like “the first 5 sec” sound and i prefer more clean breaks with this sound. The song is good, i like it but too much vocal.

  83. Grande the Way September 9, 2016

    It’s a no for me. I get that’s trying to show people she can sing but it sounded strained the entire song and the result was a song that is just…loud.

  84. B Stan (BritneyBeyBrandy) September 9, 2016

    I’m disappointed b/c I like her. I was expecting something that sounded like, I don’t know…2016? This could have been lifted from either Born This Way or Artpop.

  85. Rosie September 9, 2016

    djgdjnd @ the Botney 3001 stan denying actual receipts
    Apparently nobody knows Halsey? They barely remember Robot either since Glory only debuted with 6K more worldwide than BADLANDS. It probably won’t do its current US total worldwide with the way Robot is plummeting off every chart worldwide. 10K second week???

  86. JOHNVIDAL September 9, 2016

    There were moments where I wasn´t sure about it and then there were moments that I found amazing. All this at the same first listen. The song sure sticks after just one listen that´s for sure anyway.
    At second listen I think I like it more. Overall great, she always offers something radio isn´t playing at the moment, a real artist. She´s definitely not here for that pshit of not showing your voice anymore (The Fame era). She´s here to slay as an artist like she´s been doing these last few years.

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