Lady Gaga has unfortunately postponed the release of her new album Chromatica due to the coronavirus outbreak. The album, that was slated to arrive on April 10, will now be released later this year.
"I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I've made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica," Gaga wrote in an Instagram post. "I will announce a new 2020 release date soon."
She explained: "This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one 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 also revealed that she had planned many surprises, including a secret Coachella set, most of which had to be canceled because of the outbreak: "I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together. I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I'm still planning to share with all of you very soon."
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to countless shows, tours, and projects being canceled or postponed. Other artists to delay the release of new music include Sam Smith, Kehlani, and HAIM.