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Lady Gaga announces 'A-YO' single release

The track will be the third official cut to be released from 'Joanne'

Lady Gaga has revealed that “A-YO,” next single from her long-awaited fifth pop album, Joanne, will drop on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 12 p.m. ET.

Lady Gaga shared the news on social media and debuted the track’s single cover, which sees the performer topless, clutching her chest with one hand while the other stretches into the air as a large feathered hat covers her eyes. 

 

A-YO out 9am PST tomorrow! The next sneak peek into the world of #JOANNE !!#AYO #JoanneVibes #LadyGaga #newmusic

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Gaga teased the studio version of “A-YO,” a funk and rock-influenced tune, on Sunday, as a 15-second teaser of the song appears in a new promo for the singer’s ongoing Dive Bar Tour, which continues this Thursday, Oct. 20. The track was co-written by Gaga, Hillary Lindsey, Mark Ronson, and BloodPop.

The Super Bowl LI Halftime Show headliner performed “A-YO” in public for the first time during the Oct. 5 Dive Bar Tour kickoff in Nashville. She also debuted live versions of Joanne cuts “Sinner’s Prayer” and “Million Reasons” during the set, which also included a performance of the album’s lead single, “Perfect Illusion.”

Gaga will serve as the musical guest for the Oct. 22 episode of Saturday Night Live, where she is expected to perform two songs from Joanne, which will be released on Friday, Oct. 21. 

Ahead of its official premiere, listen to a preview of “A-YO” in the video above.