Sorry Little Monsters, but Lady Gaga is delaying the release of her much-awaited album Chromatica due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The pop star announced the news Tuesday via her socials.
"This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, 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," Gaga wrote.
"Instead I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions," she added. "It’s important to me that attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic."
Gaga released the album's first single, "Stupid Love," a month ago. Fans suspected the new album would be called Chromatica after a logo appeared at the end of the music video.
The statement also revealed that she had a "secret Coachella set lined up." The California festival, due to be held over two weekends in April and headlined by Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey, has been postponed until October.
"To my fans, I love you. I know you are disappointed. Probably angry and sad," wrote Gaga, "But I also know that as a fan base… as a family… we are strong, we are loving and we are the kindness punks. So I ask you to practice that kindness in these trying times."
"I hope you can see that when the album does come out," she wrote, "I want us to be able to dance together, sweat together, hug and kiss each other, and make it the most bombastic celebration of all time. And until that time comes, LET’S ALL STAY HOME! But I promise you that when we can go out again, I’m going to make it SO MUCH FUN. I can’t wait to be dancing with you all!"
Since December 2018, Gaga has been performing a Las Vegas residency. Due to CDC guidelines against large gatherings to increase social distancing as a way to combat the coronavirus, the show had already been canceled from April 30 to May 11.
Gaga said in her statement she hopes other May performances will continue and that she still plans to go ahead with a Chromatic Ball tour this summer.