Friday, the star posted a new picture to her Twitter account to promote her upcoming album in a more standard way than has become typical. Instead of confusing, low-quality footage, Gaga shared a professional photo (a potential album cover) with the caption, “1ST SINGLE FROM ARTPOP COMES AUG.19 #24DAYS.” The pic show Gaga in her apparent new favorite outfit, nothing, and with a bizarre accessory on her head.
The strange glasses remind us more of the Gaga we know and love, but we’re still baffled by the repetition of what feels like a cheap, attention-grabbing tactic. We’re not prudes by an means, but two nude photos in one month feels a bit excessive. Doesn’t she know we’d be just as excited about her single if she’d posted the announcement alongside a picture of a doorknob?