Published Mar 24, 2020Lady Gaga is set to release the new album Chromatica. Today she made the reveal that the record will arrive April 10 via Interscope.
UPDATE (3/24, 12:30 p.m. ET): Lady Gaga is joining the increasing number of artists who are postponing their albums due to COVID-19. At this point, however, she has not revealed a new release date. Regarding the decision, she wrote, "This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn't feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic."
Gaga announced her new album plans in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1. And while she hasn't yet given us a cover or tracklist, she did talk plenty about what you can expect from Chromatica.
Speaking of the album's concept, "The symbol for Chromatica has a signwave in it, which is the mathematical symbol for sound, and it's from what all sound is made from, and, for me, sound is what healed me in my life period, and it healed me again making this record, and that is really what Chromatica is all about. It's about healing and it's about bravery, as well and it's really like, when we talk about love I think it's so important to include the fact that it requires a ton of bravery to love someone."
Gaga went on to explain she worked with BloodPop® on the album, with him executive producing Chromatica.
Expanding on the album's theme, Gaga added,
I think that we're actually operating on a completely rudimentary level where we square things off into very simplified colours when actually we're all extremely different in a vast variety of ways that stem from both, like, genetics as well as epigenetics, like, we're all completely different and I thought okay, well maybe, Chromatica is a frame of mind.
And that is my frame of mind, and I don't know that I've ever made an album that wasn't on Chromatica in some type of way, meaning like my frame of mind is always a part of my music, and this is just my way of kind of expressing, even in a both literal and abstract way, that, like, making music and putting it out into the world is my perspective on life, and it's also my gift to the world in the best way that I can, and I think that everyone on any given day is doing the absolute best that they can do, and this is my perspective, and here it is, and it's always been my perspective, but now I know that it was my perspective.
You can listen to the entire interview below.
Chromatica will stand as Gaga's sixth studio album overall and follow 2016's Joanne. But of course, she was also featured heavily on the A Star Is Born soundtrack in 2018.
Just last week Lady Gaga release her new song "Stupid Love."