Lady Gaga released her latest single Born This Way today.

The track, hailed as “the new gay anthem” by Elton John, was due to be released on Sunday but Gaga said this week that she couldn’t wait any longer to premiere it.

Lyrics include: “No matter gay, straight, or bi/ Lesbian, transgendered life/ I’m on the right track, baby” and “Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.”

The single is the first on a new album of the same name.

Gaga told Vogue: “I wrote [Born This Way] in ten f**king minutes.

“And it is a completely magical message song. And after I wrote it, the gates just opened, and the songs kept coming. It was like an immaculate conception.”

Gay blogger Perez Hilton told MTV.com: It is a very gay song — unapologetically, gay-in-your-face gay — but it’s also a universal song that can relate to everyone.

“To all of us outsiders, to all of us freaks, to all of us who feel different. And the music is undeniable. It sounds like a smash. It is a smash. It is one of the best songs of Gaga’s career.”