Lady Gaga returns with new single 'Perfect Illusion' Twitter/ Lady Gaga

It has been three years since Lady Gaga’s last album "Artpop" came out. Her fans’ wait is finally over as she released her new single, “Perfect Illusion,” on Friday. The track, which sets the tone for Gaga’s fifth studio album, is equal parts of rock anthem and dance floor mega hit.

While co-hosting BBC Radio 1’s morning show with presenter Nick Grimshaw, the multi-talented star debuted her first proper pop single in nearly three years. Gaga first started teasing “Perfect Illusion” in August, posting cryptic messages on social media platforms. Co-produced and co-written with “Uptown Funk” hit maker Mark Ronson, BloodPop and Australia’s own Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, the track is a raging pop-rock affair, with slightly less of the electro-pop sheen expected from her earlier work.

“Perfect Illusion” sees Gaga partnering with some new collaborators in an attempt to create something that fits with brand, but which is still entirely new and unexpected. This new single previews an upcoming Lady Gaga album which doesn’t have a title yet, but fans have been using the hashtag #LG5 on social media to refer to the collection, which also doesn’t have a tentative release date yet.

Gaga made the announcement of her new single on her Twitter account on Thursday.

Although she has released her track after a long time now, she was not idle in the three years. The singer-songwriter has been busy taking her career in different directions. Gaga recorded a traditional pop album with the legendary singer Tony Bennett, which ended up being a success, debuting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and winning the pair a Grammy. She also co-starred in “American Horror Story,” winning a Golden Globe, and she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song, although she lost out to Sam Smith’s “James Bond” theme.

Despite Gaga tweeting that the track would be available as soon as it premiered on radio, it’s yet to show up on Aussie iTunes.