Lady Gaga's fourth studio album has been a long time coming. Mother Monster has been working on "ARTPOP" for months, finally announcing earlier this month that the album will arrive in November.

The first single off of "ARTPOP," Gaga's first new song in years, will make its debut on August 19. The one person who doesn't seem too excited for the song's release however, is Gaga herself.

"'ARTPOP' as they pry the single from my bleeding fingers," the 27-year-old singer wrote on her Little Monsters website. "It's a scary thing to revisit those things underneath, the pain in your past. But all I found was raw passion. I thought I was destroyed inside. I'm just ready to fight. Start the music."

Gaga accompanied the post with a stripped-down photo of herself, sporting dark brown hair and no make-up. Take a look at the photo below.

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