Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it’s not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus. AFP/VNA Photo
NEW YORK — Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it’s not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus.
Gaga said on her social media pages that “after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon.”
The album had been scheduled for release on April 10. Gaga already had a set of Las Vegas concert dates tied to the release canceled, and said Tuesday that she had also planned a surprise set at the Coachella music festival, which was also previously postponed.
“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us,” Gaga said. “And while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.” — AFP