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Listen: Lady Gaga's New Single 'Judas' Arrives Early

The second single from 'Born This Way' hits the internet four days ahead of schedule

April 15, 2011 2:30 PM ET
Listen: Lady Gaga's New Single 'Judas' Arrives Early
Photograph by Mariano Vivanco

"Judas," the second single from Lady Gaga's upcoming album Born This Way, leaked online today. (The song was originally scheduled to debut on Tuesday.) Though some of the songs we've heard from Gaga's new album find her embracing bombastic Eighties rock and early Nineties house music, "Judas" is a straight-ahead dance pop number that plays to the singer's established strengths. Though "Judas" certainly has its own charms and at least three insanely catchy hooks, it leans hard on Gaga's signature moves and basically sounds like a cross between "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face." Check it out for yourself in the stream below.

Lady Gaga - JUDAS by igapromotion

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