It's no secret that Lady Gaga has been in the studio, recording her much-anticipated sixth solo musical release, the follow-up to 2016's Joanne. She has been extremely silent on the progress of the album; except some subtle teasings via Instagram posts, likes, mischievous exchanges with alleged producers, comments on social media platforms, interviews and even live shows. Check out everything we know (rumored and pretty much confirmed) about Lady Gaga's sixth studio album, below.
1. Lady Gaga's LG6 is in works at least for the past 2 years.
Back in August 2017, Lady Gaga revealed to Entertainment Weekly that she has already started working on her next album.
"I have started writing. 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." Gaga said.
During a show for the sold-out Joanne World Tour back in November 2017, Lady Gaga told to a crowd: "Sorry Joanne. Gaga's come out to play.", contrary to the usual tag line of the era "call me Joanne." This, for some fans, signified her transition from the pink hats of Joanne to the defining persona of her next body of solo work.
2. "I am pregnant with #LG6"
On March 13, 2019, a petty Lady Gaga took to Twitter to respond to the tabloid rumors that she is pregnant. In her Tweet Gaga wrote: "Rumors I'm pregnant? Yeah, I'm pregnant with #LG6"
The tweet went viral with over 350,000 likes, and fueled the escalating buzz around the product of Gaga's recent, top-secret musical labor. Although fans have speculated that this might have been hinting at an album announcement or at best, a single drop on Gaga's birthday, March 28th, nothing really happened, as usual.
What came as a huge shock was Gaga's unexpected decision to change all her social media pictures and layouts with an image of white musical notes reading "G-A-G-A" against a pitch black background (as seen below).
Of course, fans immediately flooded social media platforms with unwarranted speculations that LG6 must be right around the corner. Although this has been overshadowed by the imagery of Lady Gaga's beauty line, Haus Laboratories, on Twitter and Instagram, the musical notes can still be seen as her Spotify profile picture to this day.
However, the post of the "G-A-G-A" tattoo she got on the Valentines Day 2019 again the style of the same musical notes sparked rumors of an upcoming self-titled album, as Lady Gaga is known to get a tattoo dedicated to each one of her studio albums.
The name "GAGA" has also been teased by the Haus of Gaga member and Gaga's personal makeup artist Sarah Tanno, who used it as a caption to a picture of Gaga shared on Instagram, from a photoshoot that still remains unknown.
Associated acts: Madonna, Charli XCX
Genres: Electronic, pop, dance pop, experimental pop
Back in 2018, the Scottish electronic music producer Sophie has confirmed in response to a fan question that she has indeed been working with Gaga on new music: "Yes," Sophie says, "Whatever, you know. I am working on a lot of different things. If it comes out, that's cool."
Watch the video clip here:
Sophie has also, more recently, confirmed to fans that her collaboration with Gaga is "alive and well" and is "upbeat." Furthermore, a recent video clip of one of Sophie's club appearances debuts a song with strong female vocals that fans have been speculating to be Gaga. Here is the clip, what do you think?
Associated Acts: Daft Punk, The Black Eyed Peas, Depeche Mode
Genres: Techno, electro house, acid house
The German techno producer has revealed to Boiler Room back in summer 2018 he has been in the studio with Lady Gaga, working on new music presumed to be for Gaga's upcoming LG6.
"She's down [with] techno. What's crazy, too, is she got into modular stuff now. I brought my modular system and she spilled water on it right away, but it kind of broke the ice I guess, and we wrote a f-ing hit! Now she's into modular. She bought a system, and I went back to Berlin and came back and she had a new system and we used that on some of the songs." Boys Noize explained.
Check out the following clip from the mentioned interview:
The duo has also shared multiple sneak peaks into their top-secret studio sessions via Instagram stories.
Late 2018, the techno producer has revealed his contributions to the music and sound design of Lady Gaga's Vegas Residency Enigma, which partly explains the studio sessions the singer and the producer have shared throughout that year. However, it is highly likely that he also has been, and is, a key player in the shaping of Gaga's LG6.
Associated Acts: Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, Charli XCX, Madonna, Fifth Harmony, Britney Spears, John Legend
Fans that stuck through the Joanne era would remember that BloodPop has served as a co-writer and a producer on most of Lady Gaga's Joanne, including the Grammy-nominated hit single Million Reasons. It seems that the duo has been back in the studio, working on more music possibly for Lady Gaga's LG6. More recently, his music has been featured in the promo footage for Lady Gaga's beauty brand Haus Laboratories. BloodPop has also left cryptic messages to fan comments on Instagram posts implying that the music featured in Haus Labs promo might be a snippet into Gaga's LG6.
The duo has been known to be working together since as early as December 2017, made official to the public with an Instagram story of Gaga from the recording studio posted by BloodPop.
Associated Acts: Ellie Goulding, Coldplay
Genres: Electropop, house
It looks like Gaga has brought ARTPOP producer Madeon back on board for her upcoming musical project. The French DJ has previously co-produced three ARTPOP tracks: Mary Jane Holland, Gypsy and Venus.
Very recently, in an interview with PopCrave, Madeon has shared some insight into the creative process of LG6. "The music she's making is the most Gaga she could make. I think she has some really, really good years right around the corner." said Madeon when asked about LG6. Watch the clip of Madeon on LG6 and Lady Gaga:
However, whether we will be seeing a touch of Madeon’s magic on Lady Gaga’s LG6 still remains unknown
Associated Acts: DJ Snake
Genres: Future House, Bass House
Tchami has previously worked as a producer on ARTPOP tracks Applause, Sexxx Dreams and Do What U Want. His music has also been featured on the commercial for Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories along with BloodPop. Very recently, Lady Gaga has followed the producer on Instagram, leading to the surfacing of some fan fiction that he might also be working on Lady Gaga's next studio release.
Associated Acts: Mostly herself
The Canadian singer and producer is now being speculated as one of the producers/collaborators on Lady Gaga's LG6 after very recently, Gaga has followed Grimes on Instagram at the same time as Tchami.
Of course, we all remember that the importance of an Instagram follow as an indicator of someone's involvement in Gaga's musical endeavors was weakened by Rihanna, who was believed to be featured on LG6 after Gaga followed her on Instagram but denied the existence of a collaboration that might have been in works.
Associated Acts: Mostly herself, Grimes
Genres: synth-pop, indie pop
The American singer, songwriter and producer is now rumored to be involved in LG6 after very recently Gaga gave her a follow on Instagram and liked one of her recent posts. Last year, BloodPop has also posted a picture of the musician playing with Gaga's dogs during one of their studio sessions, which has lead fans to think that her presence there might not have been a coincidence after all.
5. Other Possible Collaborators
ELI RUSSELL LINNETZ
Last year, photographer Eli Russell Linnetz has worked with Gaga on a series of breathtaking images as part of a still unknown photoshoot. He was also involved in the development of visuals for Lady Gaga's Enigma Vegas Residency. However, the rumors on his role as an LG6 collaborator comes mostly from his unusual and cryptic replies to LG6-related Instagram posts and fan comments.
MARK RONSON & DIPLO
Mark Ronson has previously worked with Gaga as a producer and a writer on 2016's Joanne, and more recently, on A Star Is Born soundtrack, especially the Grammy and Oscar winning hit, Shallow. The duo's recent history of musical collaboration has been enough to start fan speculations that he might also be helping on Gaga's LG6. However, earlier this year, a video posted by producer Diplo on Instagram stories showing himself and Ronson in studio mixing a beat over which a female voice, sounding a lot like Lady Gaga, sings has strengthened the connections between both producers and Gaga's long-awaited LG6.
Genres: Rock, indie rock, pop, indie pop, country
Associated Acts: Anne Marie, Little Mix, Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez, Bruce Springsteen
The Grammy nominated record producer previously worked with Gaga on ARTPOP, Joanne and A Star Is Born soundtrack. Lady Gaga has very recently took to her Instagram stories to share a photo of herself from a recording studio.
This photo has then been reposted by the producer Benjamin Rice with the caption "#LG6🔥." The producer BURNS has also commented on this photo, making fans think that both producers might be involved in Gaga's sixth studio album.
This is all we know, rumored or confirmed, about Lady Gaga’s upcoming solo studio release. Although Gaga herself is still pretty much tight-lipped on it’s progress, her increased LG6 related teasings on social media might be the signal of an imminent announcement on the horizon. Be sure to check back with Gaga Now to keep up with all #LG6-related information as they emerge!