At least three unpublished versions of Lady Gaga Songs have appeared on streaming services, listed under her real name, Stefani Germanotta, without mentioning her stage name.
The three songs under that title are supposedly different mixes or versions of two previously released songs, “Perfect Illusion” and “Fashion,” as well as an unreleased 2007 song called “Retro Physical” that gagapedia statuses is a collaboration with producer Noize Trip that has been circulating online for many years; That song is very much in line with their 2008 debut album, “The Fame.”
The other two sound like first versions of the officially released songs. “Fashion” appears as a demo, although it plays as a slightly sped-up version of the Gaga song included on the 2009 “Confessions of a Shopaholic” soundtrack. Some have speculated that the “Perfect Illusion” demo was made with artificial intelligence and was initially released as a fan joke when the song came out in 2016. Regardless, the timing is certainly notable since “Perfect Illusion,” which had been absent from streaming services. , was added a few days ago.
The tracks were apparently uploaded nine days ago by an entity calling itself UnreleasedSongs, which also claimed the copyright. It’s unclear how many other songs UnreleasedSongs has uploaded; The frequent use of those two words on the platforms makes the search results inconclusive.
The songs are published in SpotifyApple Music and Tidal, at least.
Representatives for the services did not immediately comment, but these types of sneaky uploads are common and a challenge for streaming service police due to the millions of tracks uploaded to the platforms every day; various sources cite as many as 125,000, and probably more. The most blatant example of such liberation may be a Full album of mostly unreleased R. Kelly material called “I Admit” which was released by a long-running, legitimate hip-hop label called Real Talk Entertainment. Representatives for both Kelly (who has been in prison since 2019) and her former label Sony claimed not to be involved in the release; The album was removed shortly after the services were widely alerted to its existence.
This fate also seems likely for these versions.