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Lady Gaga likens the wearing of the veil to the state of being an enigmatic popstar in her newly leaked track "Aura" (or maybe it's "Burqa," word's still out on its official title). The first leaked song off of ARTPOP, it has all the classic Gaga attributes: controversial and mildly clever lyrics set to a throbbing, almost-grating dance beat that's at times great and at times horrible. There will probably be a lot of debate about the extent to which the lyrics are exploitative or shortsighted or propagate Orientalism or make a fair point. It's also sure be played at parties for months on end. Listen above.