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Listen to Lady Gaga's new song 'Aura'

October 10, 2013|By Mikael Wood
  • Lady Gaga released a video for her song "Aura," from her upcoming album "Artpop."
Lady Gaga released a video for her song "Aura," from her upcoming… (Interscope Records )

With only a month to go until the release of her new album, Lady Gaga is putting the promotional engine into overdrive -- so much so that now she's promoting things other than "Artpop."

The singer late Wednesday posted a video for her song "Aura," which is expected to be the first track on "Artpop," due Nov. 11. (It comes two months after she released the album's lead single, "Applause.")

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But though the clip is billed as a lyric video, it feels more like an extended trailer for "Machete Kills," the Robert Rodriguez film set to open Friday; at certain points it's actually hard to hear "Aura" -- a thumping dance track produced by the German EDM star Zedd -- for all the movie dialogue jammed into the thing. (Lady Gaga has a small role in "Machete Kills," which helps explain what's going on here.)

In other beast-feeding news, the singer on Wednesday night also revealed "Artpop's" track list with a stunt in which her fans painted murals of the song's titles on a wall outside L.A.'s Record Plant studio (or something along those lines).

According to a series of retweets from Lady Gaga, "Artpop" will look like this:

1. "Aura"

2. "Venus"

3. "G.U.Y."

4. "Sexxx Dreams"

5. "Jewels 'n' Drugs," featuring T.I., Too Short and Twista

6. "Manicure"

7. "Do What U Want," featuring R. Kelly

8. "Artpop"

9. "Swine"

10. "Donatella"

11. "Fashion!"

12. "Mary Jane Holland"

13. "Dope"

14. "Gypsy"

15. "Applause"

Listen to "Aura" -- and get an eyeful of "Machete Kills" -- below.


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