Lady Gaga
Singer Lady Gaga arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

It’s been almost three years since Lady Gaga has released a new solo music, but her Little Monsters won’t have to wait long as the singer confirmed on her Twitter account on Tuesday that her new single “Perfect Illusion” will officially arrive on Friday.

Gaga announced the release date of the new single with a photo of her performing for an ecstatic crowd in a smoky room.

The singer also unveiled the track’s cover art, which shows her wearing cut-off jean shorts and singing into a microphone while her hair whips around her face.

On Wednesday, the pop star has increased the hype even more by sharing some lyrics from the song on her Twitter account. In a collage of photos, the following lines can be read: “I don’t need eyes to see / I felt you touchin’ me / High like amphetamine / Maybe you’re just a dream,” with the hashtag “#PerfectIllusion.”

“Perfect Illusion” is one of the first tracks of the singer’s much-anticipated fifth album, which is reportedly due for release in February 2017. The song was made in collaboration with “Uptown Funk” hitmaker Mark Ronson, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and producer BloodPop, who has crafted hits for Madonna, Justin Bieber and more. Three months ago, Ronson posted a behind-the-scenes photo of Gaga and Parker on Instagram with the caption, “Illusion.”



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In an interview with Charlie Rose in May, Ronson described the much-anticipated follow-up to Gaga’s fourth album “Artpop” as having a more “analogue” feel.

“She’s the happiest when she’s sitting at a piano, barking orders at a drummer,” Ronson told the host. “That side of her, I don’t think a lot of the world has seen. It’s really great to make this very honest, authentic, kind of analogue record with her.”

News of the upcoming single from Gaga first surfaced in mid-August. The pop icon also recently teased fans with a few hints about the new song, saying it’s “our sweet, simply, ragey way” of depicting “modern ecstasy.”