New Lady Gaga Song, “Till It Happens To You,” Leaks Online



Once again, Lady Gaga is following in Madonna’s footsteps: No, Mother Monster didn’t fall off a stage—but her latest single, “Till It Happens to You,” has leaked online.

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The song appears on the soundtrack of the new documentary The Hunting Ground, which examines the rise in campus rape cases. The sweeping ballad, co-written by legendary songwriter Diane Warren, features lyrics like “Hold your head up and be strong /When you fall you gotta get up.”

Gaga opened up before about being the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a record producer. “I don’t want to be defined by it,” she said in December.

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“I’ll be damned if somebody is going to say that every creatively intelligent thing that I ever did is all boiled down to one dickhead that did that to me.”

“It wasn’t until I was a little bit older that I went, ‘Wow, that was really messed up… You were 20 years older than me. I was a kid.’”

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