Lady Gaga has finally returned to the music scene with her highly anticipated sixth studio album, titled, “Chromatica.” Gaga is circling back to her electropop roots but she’s bringing some exciting new and old faces with her as collaborators, such as Ariana Grande, Elton John and BlackPink.
Lady Gaga has stayed in the public eye through projects like the most recent reboot of “A Star is Born” and the release of her cosmetics line through Amazon, however her most recent full length album, “Joanne,” was released back in 2016, meaning Gaga’s little monsters were ready for new music.
Originally “Chromatica” was scheduled to be released on April 10, however Covid-19 caused the date to be pushed back, as well as the following stadium tour.
Gaga ultimately decided to release the album during this global pandemic to stay true to the album’s theme and intention which according to her is “an opportunity to reframe pain into positivity.”
For those who preferred “The Fame Monster” and “Born This Way” era Gaga, “Chromatica” returns to those dance pop roots, but this time, tackles many of her struggles over the years with mental health, relationships and dealing with fame. While the album, sonically, is upbeat, its lyrical themes are more complex and personal.
Gaga has also become known over the years for her hugely successful collaborations, such as the hit, “Telephone ft. Beyonce.” “Chromatica” is no different, with Gaga enlisting a diverse group of collaborators, such as Ariana Grande on the song, “Rain On Me,” which the two filmed an elaborate video for.
Gaga also collaborated with Elton John, an influence of hers, on the song “Sine From Above.”
The most unexpected featured artist was the K-pop group, Blackpink. With a huge international fan base, the song, “Sour Candy” was one of the most highly anticipated songs on the project.
In the midst of fans streaming the project and Lady Gaga promoting it, many spoke out asking her to utilize her platform to also speak out on social issues currently affecting communities, specifically the Minneapolis protests. Gaga soon took to social media to post “As much as I want to listen to ‘Chromatica’ together as a global group of kindness punks right now, our kindness is needed for the world today.” She also continued by encouraging fans to, “take this time to register to vote and raise your voice.”
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