Well, here we go… Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot this for the single, “Applause” from Lady Gaga’s new album ArtPop. In an interview with WWD, which debuted the image, Gaga reveals that Lamsweerde and Matadin also completed the music video for the single last week and the artwork is apparently from that shoot. “It’s the end of the night after the show,” the singer told the magazine. “When I look at it I see that there is a longing for the applause. I see that there is a void that is leaking onstage, that the performer is leaking, that the art is sort of becoming something else in front of your eyes. Something more human, something more honest.” Gaga recalls being moved to tears during this particular performance for the cameras. And about the album’s sound, Gaga says that it’s “very fun” and “full of happiness.” She also says that she’s bigger than her many looks or phases. “When you watch each image and you watch each thing come out, they might not look exactly the same. [I’m not] defined by the same designer or defined by the same hair cut or defined by the same icon. The statement is that I’m not one icon. I’m every icon. I’m an icon that is made out of all the colors on the palette at every time. I have no restrictions. No restrictions.”

Eye roll.