Lady Gaga is releasing Chromatica’s anticipated second single, ‘Rain On Me’ (feat. Ariana Grande) in just one week. Both artists shared art for ‘Rain On Me’ earlier today on socials, confirming that the track will go live at midnight EST on 22 May. Chromatica, meanwhile, will be released to the world on 29 May via Interscope.
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‘Rain On Me’ follows lead single ‘Stupid Love’, which found Gaga returning to her dance-fueled, high-concept pop roots. The first single was released in late February, ahead of the artist’s official Chromatica announcement.
Fans have eagerly been awaiting Gaga’s follow-up to Joanne (2016) and were thrilled to get the news that they wouldn’t have to hold out much longer. Just last week, the artist confirmed that Chromatica would get a new street date of 29 May.
Originally slated for a 10 April release, Gaga postponed Chromatica indefinitely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the following weeks, she revealed the album’s tracklist, and offered fans plenty of other treats, including One World: Together at Home – a marathon concert event which she not only performed on but also helped organise. The 18 April broadcast featured nearly 80 artists, including The Rolling Stones, Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney, and raised close to $128 million for coronavirus relief. A benefit album, which includes nearly four hours of music captured from the event, will continue to raise funds.
Gaga also announced her forthcoming anthology book, Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community, available on 22 September. The book, released in tandem with the artist’s Born This Way Foundation, collects “inspirational stories written by young people” along with “personal notes of empowerment” from the pop icon herself.
In addition to an appearance by Grande, Chromatica also includes collaborations with Elton John, on a song called ‘Sine From Above’, and BLACKPINK on track ‘Sour Candy’.
Chromatica is set for release on 10 April and can be pre-ordered here.