Earlier this week, Lady Gaga confirmed that her new album would arrive before the year is over. Thursday, she revealed its name and official release date. Speaking with Zane Lowe of Beats 1, the singer announced that the album is called “Joanne” and will arrive October 21.
The name “Joanne” is in honor of Lady Gaga’s aunt who died of Lupus at a young age. The singer was given the name as her middle. “She is the woman of my past, helping me bring more of my honest-woman self to the future,” Lady Gaga tells Zane.
The singer continues to reveal a few more details about the upcoming album. She says that there will be 11 songs on the main version and 14 on the deluxe, but she says “don’t quote me on that.” Along with her already-released single “Perfect Illusion” made with Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson, Josh Homme and Bloodpop, the album will contain collaborations with Father John Misty, Florence Welch, Beck, and songwriter Hillary Lindsey.
Listen to Lady Gaga’s full interview here and check out the album’s cover art below.
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(Photo credits: Lady Gaga Twitter account; Lady Gaga Instagram account)