Lady Gaga releases not one, but three covers for her ARTPOP track “Venus.” The striking artwork was shot by “Alejandro” and “Fame” director Steven Klein.
A topless Gaga wears a scorpion on her face on one cover, which was inspired by performance artist Marina AbramoviÄ‡. Cover 2 is a bat, while the third cover features a completely nude and tatted Gaga with an object over her mouth.
The song was originally slated to be the second single off ARTPOP, but due to popular demand, she has decided to go with “Do What U Want” featuring R. Kelly.
“Venus” will still hit iTunes on Monday, while ARTPOP arrives two weeks later on November 11.
“I composed ARTPOP to be a full experience, we are releasing all these songs and snippets to give you a more complete picture of the album,” said Gaga.
Listen to a snippet of “Venus” below.