Lady Gaga has revealed the new release date for her hotly-anticipated album, Chromatica. The record had been slated to arrive on April 10, but was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It will now be released on 29 May through Interscope Records.
The updated release date comes just a few weeks after Gaga announced that Chromatica’s release date would be delayed.
“I wanted to tell you that, after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon,” she shared in a lengthy statement to fans. “This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of 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.”
“I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together,” she continued. “I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I’m still planning to share with all of you very soon.”
Since posting that message, Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen launched the musical TV special ‘One World: Together at Home,’ which aired on 18 April and raised nearly $128 million for coronavirus relief.
Chromatica follows 2016’s Joanne and the widely-acclaimed 2018 soundtrack to A Star Is Born. The new record is led by the single ‘Stupid Love.’ Lady Gaga executive produced Chromatica with BloodPop and the album features guest appearances from BLACKPINK, Ariana Grande, and Elton John.
Aside from the coronavirus pandemic delaying Lady Gaga’s album, the artist’s Las Vegas residency shows from 30 April to 11 May were also postponed. However, at the time of writing, her ‘Chromatica Ball’ world tour is still scheduled to kick off on 24 July in Paris.