Applause, the eagerly-anticipated new single by eccentric US pop star Lady Gaga has leaked online, weeks before its official airing.

The single, taken from the stars upcoming third album ARTPOP, has been under close lock and key since its announcement several weeks back. Applause was originally meant to get its first official play at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th; no doubt there will be some unhappy campers in the Gaga camp right now!

Take a listen to Applause below and let us know your thoughts: