Little Monsters, rejoice! Lady Gaga has just revealed the release date and title of her new album.
“Joanne” ― named as a tribute to her late aunt, and as a nod to her own middle name ― will be the singer’s fifth album, and will be released on Oct. 21.
Gaga made the announcement on Apple Radio’s Beats 1 on Wednesday. She also shared the news and the album cover with her followers on social media.
The image is a far cry from 2013’s Jeff-Koons-designed “Artpop” cover. It shows Gaga looking ahead from the side, while wearing a wide-brimmed pink hat. Her blond hair is left down over her shoulders, and she’s wearing little makeup.
During her interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, the 30-year-old artist revealed the album is “going to be done in the next 48 hours.”
“We’re really making sure that we’re listening very clearly to everything and that every arrangement and part is just as we want it to be,” she said of the album, which features collaborators like Mark Ronson, Florence Welch and Hillary Lindsey (who penned “Jesus Take The Wheel”).
Last week, we got our first taste of “Joanne” when Gaga released the album’s first single, “Perfect Illusion.” We guess it will just have to tide us over until the album comes out.
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