It’s coming up to the one year mark since Lady Gaga unleashed current album ‘Joanne.’ And while she’s still heavy on the promo trail for the LP, she’s officially turned her attention to its follow-up.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Mother Monster said of the project (her sixth):
“I’ve started writing it. I have a lot of ideas and a lot of things I want to create, so you’ll see in a bit. I need some time to create.”
Elaborating, Gaga revealed that the as yet untitled set is in early stages of conception and might proceed another single from ‘Joanne.’
As for whether fans can expect to hear new material on the project’s present tour, she stayed coy. She did, however, cite a complicated technical setup — which includes multiple stages, heavy strobe effects, pyrotechnics, and mobile rigs — as the reason why there is unlikely to be many setlist changes.
Assuring that anything can happen, she added:
“That’s not to say I won’t do songs here or there that I can call during the show.”
After her odd treatment of ‘The Cure’ (the recent standalone single which was her most radio-friendly offering in years), we’d prefer that she forgoes dropping anymore songs from this current album cycle. Especially if they won’t be supported by the right level of promotion.
A fresh start would undoubtedly be best and provides her the platform to push more than a new song, but a new sound and aesthetic too.
As polarizing as ‘Joanne’ the album was, the era more broadly has achieved in its own kind of way. Case in point the Super Bowl, tour, ‘Million Reasons’ success, and upcoming Netflix documentary.
So we’re ready for what’s next and it seems Gaga is too.