Lady Gaga previews new song 'Government Hooker' at Mugler fashion show: Listen to it here!

Lady-Gaga-Mugler-ParisImage Credit: Francois Guillot/Getty ImagesLady Gaga’s entire career to this point may have been an audition for this. Today she made her runway debut at the fashion-show launch of Thierry Mugler’s new women’s-wear line in Paris. She also previewed a new track from Born This Way, the industrial-pop-inflected “Government Hooker.”

Gaga was the musical director for the event, a showcase for Mugler designer (and Haus of Gaga member) Nicola Formichetti. In January she debuted another Born This Way song, “Scheiße,” at a separate Mugler show. But this is the first time she’s been able to trip the light fantastique on the catwalk herself. Yesterday she tweeted, “I’m making my debut as a runway model, walking in the MUGLER PARIS FASHIONSHOW 3/2. I directed the show music, previewing Government Hooker.” Check it out after the break:

Like the trickster she is, Gaga didn’t merely take a stroll down the catwalk. She just appears, Harry Lime-style, out of the shadows, puffing on a cigarette and sliding seductively down a column, while wearing a black latex skirt, see-through blouse, black bra, and some sort of beret/porkpie hat hybrid. For her second, more conventional stroll, she donned an all-white ensemble.

Her new song, the cool, disaffected “Government Hooker” provided perfect accompaniment to the event. A more ambitious track than “Born This Way,” it opens with Gaga providing operatic trills over synthesized industrial sounds before segueing into a melismatic, electro-pop Gregorian chant. It then becomes a pulsating, hallucinogenic earworm that drills its way into your cochleae and could just as easily play at a strip club as a Paris catwalk—especially with lyrics like “Put your hands on me, John F. Kennedy/ I’ll make you squeal, baby.” And that chorus, an infectious raver with a killer hook (“I’m gonna drink my tears tonight/I’m gonna drink my tears and cry/‘Cause I know you love me, baby”), is pretty irresistible.

What do you think? We’ve heard four out of the 14 tracks Gaga’s promised for Born This Way. Is this indeed shaping up to be the album of the decade?

More from EW.com:

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Lady Gaga Releases ‘Born This Way': Listen to it here


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  • jdawg

    To answer your last question. YES.

    • SatJ

      The fact that the Born this way single sounds so much like a certain song that came out over 20 years ago should completely disqualify her from Album of the Decade. Unless the 2010s will be a decade of borderline plagiarism. In that case, I agree with you.

      • jpratm

        @SatJ you said it all

      • Karen

        Amen, @SatJ.

      • alejandroiskindadumb

        This remix is borrowing liberally from Blue Monday by New order. Ripga strikes again.

      • laura

        Well said!

      • laura

        Maybe they meant to write “Plagiarism of the Decade”. LoL

      • thin

        I love New Order and Blue Monday. I think saying this is borrowing from it is a pretty big stretch.

      • Tarc

        Considering that the original song sounds nothing like EY, and even in the radio release, the similarity is minor (far, far less than any two random raps songs for instance), I call nonsense.

      • elchango

        Small parts of it might sound like “Blue Monday” but the kids don’t know that. It’s going to be huge this summer. It will be everywhere.

      • Jessica

        Album of the decade?? Ok you like Gaga beyond any sense of realism and are incapable of critical journalism. ”It then becomes a pulsating, hallucinogenic earworm that drills its way into your cochleae” No it doesn’t. Calm down, go and listen to some Bob Marley (or anything but Gaga)and get a grip on reality.

      • DRG

        Album of the decade? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!

        Please, people. Let’s keep the hyperbole in check. I mean this is Lady Ca Ca we’re talking about.

      • Tiffany

        Artists are SUPPOSED to be uber excited about their work! Who would want to listen to a cd that someone modestly called “alright”? It is the reason why Katy Perry said her Teenage Dream was going to be the Alanis Morresette “Jagged Little Pill” of our generation. Hyperbole? Yes. But Entertaining Hyperbole that MADE YOU LISTEN!

      • Michael

        The whole “Express Yourself” rip crap needs to stop. Madonna is a huge influence for Gaga; Gaga has acknowledged this many times over in her worship of Madonna. Do you really think Madonna never ripped anything off and came up with everything she did all on her own? Madonna didn’t even write her first 3 albums – at all. Plus, her fashion was culled from looks from every female icon from the 30s to the 90s.

    • Janet

      Everyone realizes it’s only 2011, right? Which means, if this truly is album of the decade (which from what I’ve heard so far I really hope it’s not) either Lady Gaga will either not produce another album for another 9 years…or her next album will pale in comparison to this one? PICK ONE YOU CRAPPY LITTLE MONSTERS!

      • MaDONEa

        MaDONEa fans love queen hags thieving poonanny. :)

      • Marissa

        Janet, you realize that a “decade” doesn’t have to exist just in round numbers, right? 1997-2007 is a decade just like 2010-2020 would be a decade. A “decade” is simply 10 years, sweetheart! Think about it before you snark next time, ‘kay?

      • Janet

        @Marissa – that’s the difference between ‘best album in A decade’ and ‘best album of THE decade’, the latter of which was the quote from both Gaga and EW. Get it, sweethart?

        Next time think about the connotation associated with definite and indefinite articles before you try getting snarky yourself, ‘kay?

      • RyRyNYC

        I wish I could LIKE your comment Janet!

      • M0nst3r

        @Janet STFU ur just a troll and thats all you will ever be.
        I wish i could meet u in person to spit in your face
        back upp

    • Tarc

      Actually, it sounds vaguelly like new order because the primary synth sounds is the same one used in True Faith, and that makes a pretty standard rhythm track seem similar. There is a riff that vaguelly sounds like Tom Tom Club, and in the Gregorian section, a little Sisters of Mercy. Of course, pretty much all electronic music today borrows from Depeche Mode and New Order, and most pop music borrows heavily from Duran Duran. So what?

    • Dan

      If Gaga wanted to be truly daring and clever she would have called this song Record Label Hooker and criticized herself.

      • DRG

        Lady Ca Ca is the hooker and EW is her pimp.

    • Jay

      Of course Government Hooker (Remix) is a good, catchy song…because New Order’s Blue Monday is a GREAT catchy song! lol :) If her little monsters can’t hear that similarity (because they claimed BTW didn’t sound anything like Express Yourself lol), then they are officially tone deaf!

      • Woot

        I’m not a delusional “little monster” but honestly Born this Way and Express Yourself don’t sound that similar. In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to be completely original, or not have a song sound similar to another.

      • MaDONEa

        Just like Gimme Gimme Gimme by ABBA is catchy? MaDONEa fans love queen hags thieving poonanny!

    • Justin

      Hell yeah, GAGA 3 weeks on top. Britney’s wack a$$ tracks keep leaking to deaf ears. Auto tune queen getting buried by GAGA. :)

      • Jay

        Britney’s tracks do sound like “name that late-70’s/80’s tune” too! lol :) Go listen to Britney’s snippet of Criminal and then listen to Supertramp’s The Logical Sound…ding, ding, ding! :)

    • QUEEN GAGA

      My hits are monsters, and auto tune ex teen queens won’t last after their first week sales this year.

    • Tiffany

      Love the song! Can’t wait to hear the whole album!

    • LG

      AMAZING!!!

    • Bluto

      She should have released this song first—it’s actually quite awesome. And in other news, the leading nominee for “Worst Columnist of the Year” is shaping up to be the person who wrote this dreck: “a pulsating, hallucinogenic earworm that drills its way into your cochleae.” I mean, bleacch.

    • Justin

      Baby GAGA!! I found an mp3 and you go GAGA!! Government Hooker is SLAMMING!! Get em’ hooker! :)

    • Color Me Impressed

      Haha really?! This song is mediocre at best.

  • drew

    I like this better than “Born This Way.” This is a good indication for a great album.

    • MCS

      This song is so much so much better than Born this Way. Why on Earth she ever talked up that other song is beyond me.

      • Kelcie

        Agreed and agreed. This song has me looking forward to the record again.

  • HausOfHamza

    Gaga always brings it! SHE TRULY IS THE QUEEN OF POP!

    • Jonathan

      LOL Madonna hasn’t died, and she certainly hasn’t abdicated, so no. Lady Gaga is a great artist, but there’s only one Queen of Pop, her royal Madgesty. Madonna.
      Full stop.

      • Lindsey

        As Pierce Morgan said on Conan: “Lady Gaga is half as old and twice as talented.”

    • Rick

      Lol, you little monsters. Always make laugh. you little jokesters.

      Wait ? That wasnt a joke ? You were serious ?

    • Kelcie

      At this point titles like that lack meaning. To proclaim it and fight over who gets it us pointless to me.

  • Ian

    While Gaga’s imagery and style is very intriguing and well thought out, her music is very unintelligent, vapid, and made for the lowest common denom. If her shallow music is the album of the decade God help us all.

    • K

      Someone sounds pretty unintelligent, and it sure isn’t Lady Gaga…

    • Brian

      @Ian Hey dumba** Lady Gaga’s music is very intelligent, and its not vapid. her music is amazing and incredibly catchy definitely not shallow. you can shove your stupid retarded useless shallow comment up your a**. her will no doubt be the greatest album of the decade. God help us all from all from all these haters.

      • A

        For sure, “Telephone” is one of the most insightful and thought-provoking songs I’ve ever heard!

      • Tarc

        And since you can name the song, Brian’s point is made. Thanks.

      • Ian

        Tarc, you’re a moron and I have no idea what you are talking about. Telephone is insightful and thought provoking? It’s about a jilted woman. It’s been done. You are ridiculous.

      • A

        @Tarc…so because I remember the name of a song that was hugely popular last year means that it is an intelligent song? Wow, that’s an interesting correlation. I wonder what it’s like living in your mind.

      • Woot

        At the very least Speechless is an intelligent song. Her lyrics are more subtle and flow very well.

      • Kelcie

        Who cares?! It’s pop music! Everything in every genre has been done before in some way. Every song isn’t going to be thought-provoking and it doesn’t need to be. Sometimes I think people complain just to complain.

    • jpratm

      AMEN !!!

      • Ian

        Um yeah Poker Face, Just Dance, Paparazzi, Flop this way, very deep meaning in those tracks. With the pathetic lyrics and simplistic beats that a 4 year old can understand, this is not intelligent, cutting edge music. It’s pop music created solely to sell records. My comments aren’t shallow and vapid, their my opinon. Prove to me that this isn’t true. I’m sorry you can’t and i’m guessing your under the age of 18.

      • -

        @Ian: Art, of any form, doesn’t have to have a deep meaning to be good.

      • Ian

        Um yeah it does. I think what you mean to say is that for music to be catchy, it doesn’t have to have deep meaning. Music can sell records and be catchy, but to be truly great and “album of the decade” you have to have deeper meaning. Gaga is a pretentious “gov’t hooker”.

      • Lindsey

        @ Ian….You call it “flop this way”, but it is one of only 5 songs to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and then INCREASE its sales during week #2. She has been at #1 for 3 weeks now. You might not like her, but Born This Way is hardly a flop.

    • Vanessa

      I think Gaga’s charm is her challenging visuals mixed with easily accessable music. Sometimes in order to get people to walk on the wild side, you have to lure them with something safe. It is clear from the way the pop industry has changed since her massive debut that her strategy has had major impact.

  • PNK

    Awesome. Thank you, Gaga.

    • TheGrass

      What a fun idea!“Hold Me” by Jamie-Grace feat. tobyMac – it’s a lttile bubble-gummy but fun!

  • Ty

    This is the best song from her to date it has such edge to it i honestly listend to it like 50 times amazing

  • laura

    Lady Gaga is the proof that ugly people can also be on the catwalk.

    • Tracy

      LOL! Word.

    • Brian

      @laura F*ck You b*tch, Lady Gaga is beautiful, your just jealous that she’s beautiful and your ugly as sin.

      • Natalie

        Well said Brian, that ugly b*tch is just jealous.

      • Karen

        “you’re”

      • Ian

        Um if you think that what Brian said was “well said” then I’d hate to hear what you call inarticulate.

      • gagaits suk

        Brian. What life do u have hating on the Censors? Just because they won’t let u say it doesn’t mean u have to go off being a pms 12 yr old girl and take it off on Laura! We all have our own thoughts and opinions and LAURAS AND I ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOURS!! BE RESPECTFUL OF UR FELLOW MAN!!

    • Alejandro

      I hate everyone with the name Laura now. F you.

      • alejandroiskindadumb

        How childish of you. Little monsters should be renamed little crybabys

    • Michael

      Why don’t you get your beautiful a@@ up on a catwalk and allow the world to judge you?

  • HausOfHamza

    Gaga’s music has brought the music industry back to life! AMEN TO GAGA!

    • Mother Monster

      yeah, by stealing other people’s work. Baby monsters can’t admit their momma is a thief at all. Only Charlie Sheen has more delusional rants going on.

    • Anitra

      I feel so much happier now I undseratnd all this. Thanks!

  • DR

    Gaga knows how to please.

  • laura

    LADY MADONNA WANNABE

    • Kelp

      Oh, aren’t you clever!

    • Brian

      @laura Hey b*tch Gaga is not a Madonna wannabe, LG is far better than that talentless hack Madonna.

  • Nick T

    Great lyrics

  • vicky

    Best song yet. Way better Gaga than BTW.

  • Rj

    Sounds like New Order’s Blue Monday

    • Kim

      It sounds exactly like Blue Monday. Is Gaga trying to beat BEP on how many songs they can rework from the 80s??

      • PN

        Maybe she’s very influenced by a lot of ’80s music and wants to interpolate it in her songs. I don’t think it sounds like thoae older records. It’s more of a new song to me.

    • larooster

      If you think about it long enough everything sounds like something you’ve heard before. Just stop with the comparisons already.

      • rj631

        There’s a difference between a song sounding kind of similar to another and a song sounding exactly like another with different lyrics.

      • Tarc

        Being a fan of New order, and just listening to Blue Monday, it really sounds nothing like it. They have a simple base rhythm in common, but the most notable similarity is the synth sound of the top melody is very much like the one used in True Faith. Persoanlly, I pick up hints of Tom Tom Club and Sisters Of mercy, too. But that just means Gaga has amazing taste in music.

      • Ian

        Tarc, you must be tone deaf if you can’t hear the blue monday

      • Kelcie

        Thank you.

  • Melly

    I love this track. It’s a few lines, but the way she sings it is so emoting.

  • Star

    Definitely better than Born this Way. Looking forward to the album!

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