The clip is everything we've come to expect from Gaga, with lots of dancing mixed with layers of imagery and bizarre costumes including the smeared clown makeup she's been sporting lately, her head superimposed on a giant black swan, a witchy diva emerging from smoke and glitter, and Gaga in a black bodysuit and skullcap.

'Applause' is the first single from Lady Gaga's forthcoming third studio album ARTPOP.