LISTEN: Lady Gaga Debuts New Song 'Dope' On Vevo

The piano ballad shows off her vocals - but the cover is a bit weird!

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Lady Gaga has released the fourth song from her upcoming album ARTPOP and it's certainly a far cry from the first three.

After her thumping dance tune Applause, and the bassy funk of Venus and Do What U Want with R Kelly, new cut Dope slows the tempo right down.

The piano ballad strips everything down and shows off Gaga's impressive vocals as she sings over melancholic chords and heavy piano keys.

It is a passionate love song that proves that Gaga is as much a songwriter as an entertainer.

Dope is the fourth song taken from Lady Gaga's upcoming album ARTPOP (Twitter/LadyGaga)

Although surely the line, "I need you more than dope" goes without saying, Miss G?

The song was released on her VEVO page in just music form featuring the single artwork - and it in true Gaga style, it's totally eye-catching.

The pop star stands in her knickers wearing a jacket with very big and square shoulders and she is wearing a floppy black hat covering her eyes.

But the artwork, designed by Inez and Vinoodh, who also designed her Applause single cover, shows the singer wearing a set of scary fake teeth, the same ones she wore to the YouTube Music Awards this week Yikes!

The awards, held at Pier 36 in New York, were also where she debuted this track, to much applause and ovations.

Today it was also revealed that Gaga has parted ways with her long-term manager, Troy Carter. 

The 40-year-old mogul helped shape her career and make her a megastar but is understood he ended their professional relationship over ‘creative differences.’

Listen to Dope below (contains strong language):

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