Lady Gaga is no stranger to bold personal statements, but this may be her most personal work yet. The singer debuted her new track Princess Die at her Melbourne show Tuesday, June 26. The song is a haunting ode to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
“This song is a little bit sad, and it’s in no way reflective of the rest of the music on the album,” said the singer. “It’s about some of the most deep and personal thoughts that I’ve ever had.”
The piano ballad (performed on a piano shaped like a motorcycle, no less) made some strong statements about the price of fame and fortune. The song is set to appear on her much-anticipated third studio album, the title of which Gaga will announce on Twitter this September. The chilling lyrics include the lines, “Maybe I’ll just clean the s–t off of these fancy shoes, I’ll be your Princess Die and die with you” and “So bob your head for another dead blonde whose real prince is in heaven, she just wants to sleep.”
Gaga just broke a world record by paying $133,075 for an Alexander McQueen dress, which she bought from Daphne Guinness’ wardrobe auction. Breaking hearts via song and records via fashion — only something Gaga can do. – Christian Allaire
Watch below: Lady Gaga’s Princess Die (1:40)