Lady Gaga isn't merely famous.
Plenty of people are famous. Soap stars, footballers... countless thousands endure daily pressure, with the expectations of the public weighing down on their natural ability.
However those fears, nervous inflections have to be multiplied a million times over when applied to Lady Gaga. A true global icon, the singer's new album 'Artpop' comes with the added pressure of satisfying the demands of her countless million followers.
New video 'Applause' arrived online a few moments ago, and it's another incredible blast from the American artist. Shown in an endless variety of guises, Lady Gaga's costumes, masks only seem to enhance the lyrics.
Discussing the pressures of working on a new project, 'Applause' dissects the influence of critics while musically pushing ahead.
An endless cacophony of influences, you can soak it up below.
Lady Gaga's new album 'Artpop' is set to be released later this year.
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