Pop fans were distraught when Lady Gaga announced the postponement of her sixth studio album Chromatica from its original April 10th release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst this pained fans of the singer, it did allow her to raise a staggering $128 million through her Together at Home concerts for charities supporting those affected by the current pandemic.
Thankfully Gaga hasn’t left fans waiting too long with the upcoming album now confirmed for release on May 29th. We’ve composed a little rundown exploring the essential information regarding Mother Monster’s upcoming LP.
Who has Gaga worked with?
BloodPop and Tchami serve as the main producers of the album. BloodPop produced a number of tracks for Justin Bieber’s Purpose album, as well as numerous compositions for Madonna’s Rebel Heart. He has a long-serving relationship with Lady Gaga producing and co-writing most her fifth album Joanne.
French producer and DJ Tchami who collaborated with Gaga on Artpop classics: Sexxx Dreams, Do What U Want, and Applause, returns for production duties.
BloodPop has also confirmed the involvment of Max Martin, Skrillex, Madeon, White Sea, Jacob Kasher, Ryan Tedder, Justin Tranter, Tom Norris, Ely Rise, Johannes Klahr, LIOHN and Madison Love on the album.
What’s the tracklist?
Gaga announced the sixteen song standard tracklist April 23rd confirming rumours that the album would feature collaborations with Ariana Grande, K-Pop group BLACKPINK, and Sir Elton John. The album is also available in a nineteen song tracklist featuring tracks Love Me Right and a demo version of new track 1000 Doves – as well as a Stupid Love remix.
It is thought that Chromatica I, II and III will serve as album interludes.
- ‘Chromatica I’
- ‘Stupid Love’
- ‘Rain On Me’ (ft. Ariana Grande)
- ‘Free Woman’
- ‘Fun Tonight’
- ‘Chromatica II’
- ‘Plastic Doll’
- ‘Sour Candy’ (ft. BLACKPINK)
- ‘Chromatica III’
- ‘Sine From Above’ (ft. Elton John)
- ‘1000 Doves’
- ‘Love Me Right’
- ‘1000 Doves’ (Piano Demo)
- ‘Stupid Love’ (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix)
Who shot the artwork?
German photographer and filmmaker Norbert Schoerner captured the stunning cover image which taps into cyberpunk and steampunk vibes. Like the eighties sci-fi inspired video for Stupid Love, Chromatica aesthetically looks set to tap into high camp sci-fi imagery inspired by the likes of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Alien.
Will there be a tour?
Gaga has announced The Chromatica Ball which was to see perform six stadium dates throughout July and August. These dates have not yet been cancelled, but this is thought to be inevitable due to social distancing measures.
July 24 – Paris, France @ Stade de France
July 30 – London, UK @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
August 5 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 9 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
August 14 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
August 19 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
What formats are available?
Gaga will release Chromatica in numerous formats including: CD, a deluxe version CD, cassettes, and numerous vinyl formats.
There are numerous exclusive packages available on Gaga’s own website – several featuring signed art cards. Other retailers including the UK record store HMV will be selling limited edition silver versions of the album. Amazon are currently retailing a translucent version of the Chromatica record. Picture discs are also available on Gaga’s official store.