Image Credit: Kristy Sparow/Getty ImagesLa Gaga gave Jerry’s box seats a break this weekend to debut a new song at her erstwhile partner in duet sparkle Elton John’s annual White Tie and Tiara Ball in London—though it does look like she brought along her Yankees team spirit, in the form of this same demure brassiere.
The singer, in Marilyn hair, knee-high boots, and bedazzled underbits, introduced the “brand new, never heard before, ever” song “You and I” as “a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll tune, which means it will most likely never get released as one of my singles, so I guess it’s OK to play it tonight.”
In fact, it sounds a lot like The Artist Formerly Known as Stefani Germanotta—the husky-voiced, piano-straddling NYU student who haunted lower Manhattan’s open-mic nights and basement bars in her brunette, bepantsed college days.
In fact, Gaga tweeted this weekend that the song was “written in NY on the piano I grew up with,” and it has that pre-Fame (and fame) je ne sais quoi; I like the song’s torchy, slow-burn cabaret quality—no AutoTune, fancy production, or performance gimmicks (other than, of course, her habitual rejection of outerwear, and a gymnastic late-game backbend), just the voice and the instrument. Watch it all after the jump:
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