By Erin Strecker
Updated October 31, 2011 at 08:02 PM EDT

Shockingly, here’s something Lady Gaga hasn’t done before: A stripped-down performance of “Marry the Night,” from India, complete with sitar accompaniment.

The video marks Gaga’s first live performance of the song — minus her briefly singing a few stanzas in her Monster Ball HBO special — which will be her fifth single off Born This Way. The video for “Marry the Night” is set for release sometime in the next few weeks, and the cover art has already been revealed on Gaga’s Twitter account.

She marked her first trip to India with this performance in New Dehli, telling fans, “I’ve waited a lifetime to come here tonight, and I’m very grateful. I’m so happy I get to be here and sing for all of you.”

Watch the performance below:

I’m not sure I’m feeling the sitar here, but I am enjoying this slowed-down version of one of her dance tracks. Like she’s done with all of her big songs, Gaga’s best surprises are the simple piano-plus-voice gems she’ll regularly perform. Let me add my voice to many of her Little Monsters’ wishes: an all-acoustic album in 2012!

Readers, do you agree? And what do you think of “Marry the Night”?

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