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Lady Gaga Shares Studio Version of ‘Artpop’ Single ‘Dope’

Singer debuted stripped-down ballad at the YouTube Music Awards

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // November 4, 2013

Lady Gaga debuted latest Artpop single “Dope” at last night’s YouTube Music Awards. We called it “one of the more bare-bones performances of the night,” and noted that “she cries as she sits behind the piano and sings her lungs out.” The official version is on iTunes now, and it’s very much in keeping with the live take, adding a smattering of synth to the stripped-down drama. Artpop is due out on November 11, and you can hear the track below. Also revisit the Sun Ra-quoting “Venus,” the EDM-influenced “Aura” and “Swine,” the Purity Ring-remixedApplause,” and the R. Kelly duet “Do What U Want,” along with the Berlin-born “Gypsy.”