Lady Gaga has been keeping a low profile since February while she’s been recovering a torn labrum in her hip, an injury that required surgery and forced her to cancel a number of tour dates. But she’s back, and she’s got some new stuff in store.
In a wordy Facebook post, Gaga announced that her new album ARTPOP will be out on November 11, with a single coming on August 19. Because it’s 2013, there will also be an interactive app that will do…something. It’s unclear, though it will be available on September 1, the same day ARTPOP is made available for pre-sale.
“Built by TechHAUS, the technological branch of HAUS OF GAGA, the app itself is a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology with a new interactive worldwide community—’the auras,'” Gaga wrote on Facebook. “Altering the human experience with social media, we bring ARTculture into POP in a reverse Warholian expedition.”
True fact: The “Reverse Warholian” is actually illegal in Texas and Kentucky.
Gaga’s last album Born This Way performed well commercially but was met with quite a bit of critical ambivalence. So what do you hope to hear from Gaga on ARTPOP? And are you still invested in her as an artist? It’s easy to dismiss her because of things like this, but don’t forget that she’s also responsible for this.