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.
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.
“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.’”