Lady Gaga has been awfully quiet since her hip injury forced her to cancel the remainder of her wildly successful Born This Way Ball tour, but could her silence simply be the calm before the storm? According to fashion designer Stevie Boi, Gaga’s highly-anticipated new album "ARTPOP" is set to drop this summer. Stevie Boi, who has worked with Gaga several times in the past, tweeted on March 1, “It's an Blessing to work with the Queen >>@LadyGaga ArtPop this summer! Get ready Monsterz.”
Though a single tweet from a fashion designer may not seem like much confirmation, his prediction of a summer release is consistent with prominent Lady Gaga fan site Propagaga’s statement that Lady Gaga’s team was planning to begin promo for the new album in July. Furthermore, many little monsters claim to have been told of a summer release from Gaga herself while spending time with her backstage after shows.
Miles Viljanen from Pasadena met Lady Gaga backstage on Jan. 20 after being picked out of the crowd to join her on stage during the show. When asked about the rumors regarding the timing of "ARTPOP" during a recent interview for Gagaism.org, Miles replied, “From what I remember, I feel like she did say something about the album being released after the tour,” which was scheduled to wrap in late March at the time, making a summer release likely.
Miles also used the interview to relay information directly from Lady Gaga about what to expect from "ARTPOP" itself. “She insisted that it’s very different from Born This Way; somewhat experimental and very new. She makes changes to it constantly, but it will contain dance hits with those signature sledgehammer hooks.
“I asked her, ‘Is ARTPOP going to make me want to go party hard on a Friday night? Because your last few albums sure did the trick.’ Then she turned to me with this coy look and replied, ‘Ya, it’s going to make you want to f------ dance your ass off.’”