Lady Gaga has taken quite a bit of time off, while she heals from a hip surgery earlier this year. Today the singer took to her Facebook page to announce the release date of her new album, ‘ARTPOP.’
The new record will launch on Nov. 11, and the lead single will drop August 19. Pre-orders for ‘ARTPOP’ will be available on Sept. 9.
Gaga will also be unveiling a new app. According to her Facebook page, it’s “a musicial and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology” that does a deep dive into “Gaga’s existence as a cultural interface” while allowing users to “experience the ‘adrenaline of fame.’”
The album itself is described as “a rage of electronic passion” that is heavily influenced by Gaga’s collaborators. Upstart progressive house producer Zedd is said to be producing a significant chunk of the album.
“ARTPOP could mean anything,” the statement reads. “But for her, it’s a celebration of obsession.” More celebrating to come on Nov. 10, when Gaga hosts “artRave,” an evening of exhibitions that highlight her work with artists such as Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic and more. (Jay-Z, much?)
I hope her new album is better than her last one… I just never could get into it, and she got way too freaking weird for me.