'I'm Every Icon': Lady Gaga Reveals Meaning Of 'Applause' Single Artwork

Gaga says she isn't restricted to one designer

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Lady Gaga unveiled the interesting artwork for her new single 'Applause' this week and while the design may appear to be straightforward, the pop star says it shouldn't necessarily be taken at face value and says there could be a hidden meaning behind the artwork.

The 'Paparazzi' singer is preparing for the release of her next album 'ARTPOP' for later this year, but has spent the last few days teasing the record's lead single by releasing the artistic single cover which shows Gaga's face splashed with various paint colours while her hair is covered with a black scarf and her face surrounded by a while sheet.

Lady Gaga's 'Applause' artwork apparently has a deeper meaning (Lady Gaga/Twitter)

While fans may have their own assumptions as to what the artwork symbolises, Gaga says it is not synonymous of the rest of the album.

“It's interesting how you view things, and you look at it like, 'I'm a pop icon', and [you wonder] 'Is this the image of the album? Is this the direction? Who came up with it?'” Gaga explained to Women's Wear Daily.

“I think that's so interesting, because it's exactly the kind of thing we're trying to destroy. This is one jacket. This is one image. This is one moment. This is one statement."

Gaga, who recently revealed that she suffered from a broken hip recently continued: “When you watch each image and you watch each thing come out, they might not look exactly the same. [I'm not] defined by the same designer or defined by the same haircut or defined by the same icon."

The fashion icon adds: “The statement is that I'm not one icon. I'm every icon. I'm an icon that is made out of all the colours on the palette at every time. I have no restrictions. No restrictions.”

If you say so, Gaga! 'Applause' is out on August 19. Check out a trailer for the 'ARTPOP' album below...

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