American recording artist, Lady Gaga will release her new studio album "Artpop" and as the lead single for this forthcoming album, "Applause" is picked as her official single. Streamline Records and Interscope Records released "Applause" as digital single on 12 August 2013 at United States.
This electropop song with eurodance influences was written by Lady Gaga with Paul Blair, Dino Zisis, Nick Monson and Martin Bresso and also was produced by Lady Gaga and DJ White Shadow. The song has a tempo of 140 beats per minute. The record has been pinned to the electropop and eurodance music genres, with vocal acrobatics likened to Annie Lennox's work with the Eurythmics and David Bowie. The work was praised for returning Lady Gaga to her pop roots and mirroring the output of "The Fame" era with abrasive staccato synths and lyrics that were called "a kiss-off to critics".