Lady GaGa has been on quite the winning streak of late.
Well documented is the under-performance of her 2013 album ‘ARTPOP’ (which has yet to sell 800,000 in the US). However the onset of this year has already brought with it both a Grammy and a Gold certification for ‘Cheek To Cheek’ – her Jazz standards album with Tony Bennett.
What’s more, the superstar earned universal acclaim for her jaw-dropping ‘Sound Of Music’ medley at the Oscars late last month, which was swiftly followed by the blockbuster announcement that she’ll be starring in the hit series ‘American Horror Story’.
Naturally, then, the assumption was that the singer would quickly leverage the positive climate into the roll-out of her next project.
Perhaps so. Yet, it’s now been confirmed that the diva is unlikely to deliver said LP before the close of this year.
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Speaking with Billboard, manager Bobby Campbell (who stepped up to steer her career after “that” oh so public split with Troy Carter just days before ‘ARTPOP’ dropped) revealed that the singer’s LP isn’t currently scheduled for a 2015 release. A comment seemingly seconded by label Interscope in the feature.
Interestingly, Campbell (who operates under the Live Nation management umbrella) highlighted that while some of the (well received) moves GaGa is being praised for presently may seem sudden, many of them have been in the works for the several months. In particular the ‘Horror Story’ gig and the Oscars performance – which was the product of two solid months of rehearsal with her longtime vocal coach.
And while suggestion of no new album this year may pierce some fans, the insightful piece appeases with a quote from RedOne – GaGa’s longtime collaborator who she recently reunited with.
Speaking about their sessions for the as yet untitled set, the ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Bad Romance’ producer told Billboard their that first day back together on January 14th represented a full-circle moment. Not only because it happened to be the eight-year anniversary of their ‘Just Dance’ sessions, but also because:
“She has a cleaner life and I have a cleaner life now — I see her happy, smiling like the girl that I knew before. She’s in a really beautiful place.”
For yours truly, a GaGa “comeback” has never been a case of “if” but rather “when?”
She’s too talented, too smart, and surrounded by too many industry think-tanks for a well-calculated comeback not to happen.
And while we’d love to see her album arrive sooner rather than later, we’re all for giving both she and her team time to continue plotting out the necessary steps.
Ever the hard worker, the newly engaged star will be doing just that while on the ‘Cheek To Cheek Tour’, which plays to sold out amphitheatres across the US this Summer.