It’s the “new gay anthem”, Elton John says. To other critics, Born This Way is a rehash of Madonna’s 1989 hit Express Yourself.

Gaga released the video to Born This Way today.

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.