Listen: Lady Gaga’s new song “Dope” is really dope



 Lady Gaga has promised to reveal a new song for three consecutive weeks leading up to the November 11th release of ARTPOP. She first delivered the hypersexual R. Kelly romp “Do What U Want”. Then the robotic dance number “Venus”. Today she ends the three-week run with a hard-hitting piano ballad entitled “Dope”, which sees explores her battles with addition and other personal demons. “Just one last puff and two last regrets / Three spirits and 12 lonely step / Up heaven’s stairway to gold ,” she sings. Even more impressive is Gaga’s vocal performance, which is on par with Born This Way standouts “You and I” and “The Edge of Glory”. All in all, it’s pretty dope and easily the best track to surface from ARTPOP thus far. Update: The song was produced by Rick Rubin.


ARTPOP Tracklist:
01. Aura
02. Venus
03. G.U.Y. (Girl Under You)
04. Sexxx Dreams
05. Jewels N’ Drugs feat. T.I., Too Short, and Twista
06. Manicure
07. Do What U Want feat. R. Kelly
08. Artpop
09. Swine
10. Donatella
11. Fashion!
12. Mary Jane Holland
13. Dope
14. Gypsy
15. Applause