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Lady Gaga previews new song 'Government Hooker' at Mugler fashion show: Listen to it here!

Lady-Gaga-Mugler-ParisImage Credit: Francois Guillot/Getty ImagesLady Gaga’s entire career to this point may have been an audition for this. Today she made her runway debut at the fashion-show launch of Thierry Mugler’s new women’s-wear line in Paris. She also previewed a new track from Born This Way, the industrial-pop-inflected “Government Hooker.”

Gaga was the musical director for the event, a showcase for Mugler designer (and Haus of Gaga member) Nicola Formichetti. In January she debuted another Born This Way song, “Scheiße,” at a separate Mugler show. But this is the first time she’s been able to trip the light fantastique on the catwalk herself. Yesterday she tweeted, “I’m making my debut as a runway model, walking in the MUGLER PARIS FASHIONSHOW 3/2. I directed the show music, previewing Government Hooker.” Check it out after the break:

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Like the trickster she is, Gaga didn’t merely take a stroll down the catwalk. She just appears, Harry Lime-style, out of the shadows, puffing on a cigarette and sliding seductively down a column, while wearing a black latex skirt, see-through blouse, black bra, and some sort of beret/porkpie hat hybrid. For her second, more conventional stroll, she donned an all-white ensemble.

Her new song, the cool, disaffected “Government Hooker” provided perfect accompaniment to the event. A more ambitious track than “Born This Way,” it opens with Gaga providing operatic trills over synthesized industrial sounds before segueing into a melismatic, electro-pop Gregorian chant. It then becomes a pulsating, hallucinogenic earworm that drills its way into your cochleae and could just as easily play at a strip club as a Paris catwalk—especially with lyrics like “Put your hands on me, John F. Kennedy/ I’ll make you squeal, baby.” And that chorus, an infectious raver with a killer hook (“I’m gonna drink my tears tonight/I’m gonna drink my tears and cry/‘Cause I know you love me, baby”), is pretty irresistible.

What do you think? We’ve heard four out of the 14 tracks Gaga’s promised for Born This Way. Is this indeed shaping up to be the album of the decade?

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