Lady Gaga to Join Vocal Powers with Florence Welch, ‘Perfect Illusion’ Soundtracks New ‘AHS’ Promo

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Hours after releasing “Perfect Illusion” (#BuyItOniTunes), her first pop single in three years, Lady Gaga shared some delightfully enticing news about her forthcoming fifth album (codename: #LG5).

While co-hosting BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, Gaga revealed that Florence Welch, the powerhouse behind Florence and the Machine, will appear on her new album.

“There is a feature on the album that I think you will be very excited about,” Gaga told Grimshaw. “Me and Florence Welch did a duet together. I started to work on an idea for a song that I really wanted to do with a girl. You’ll see why when you hear the music and what the song is about. I just thought, ‘Who do I want to sing with?’ She’s really to me if not the best, one of the greatest vocalists in the world. She’s incredible.”

It’s true: Florence is incredible. You know what else is incredible? “Perfect Illusion,” which you should listen to (again) below:

Gaga also casually mentioned that Beck and Father John Misty worked in some capacity on #LG5. What the f*** is this album going to be? (Almost certainly amazing?!)

Speaking of #LG5, Mother Monster also announced that her album does, indeed, have a title (probably not “#LG5″) and a release date and that it will be out sometime before the end of the year, though she declined to provide any further details.

And a Gaga-Takes-London Bonus: Here’s a a clip of Gaga singing Spice Girls classic “2 Become 1″ with Emma Bunton.

#2Become1 with @ladygaga..! 💋#shenanigans #duet

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Elsewhere in the Gaga Universe, “Perfect Illusion” soundtracks the latest American Horror Story Season Six promo spot, which features an edit of all previously released teasers (including the horrifying spider clip). We still don’t know, officially, what this season’s theme will be, though some outlets report it will be “The Mist.” Watch the new Gaga-fied promo below.


“Perfect Illusion” is out now on Spotify and iTunes. The sixth season of American Horror Story premieres Sept. 14 on FX.