This bizarre shot taken by renowned photographer Nick Knight was released by Gaga via twitter last night as a new year treat. The image is the first to shot to be released from the upcoming Born This Way album artwork. Her new single will be premiered on Feb 13th 2011 at the Grammy Awards and the album itself will be released on May 23rd (with a possible single in between) as well as the duet with Elton John 'Hello Hello' premiering on Feb 02.
The artwork also shows unicorns which Gaga seems to love (she has a tatoo of one and featured a purple unicorn in the original version of Paparazzi).
More details were revealed when Speaking to BBC’s Newsbeat . “The album is finished and all,” she said. “It’s just fine-tuning everything.”
Gaga described the new album as “a marriage of electronic music with major, epic, dare I even say, metal or rock ‘n’ roll, pop, anthemic style melodies with really sledge-hammering dance beats.”
She also said that the lyrics are “more poetic” than her previous work: “It’s really written by the fans, they really wrote it for me because every night they’re funnelling so much into me. So I wrote it for them. Born This Way is all about my little monsters and me.”