Lady Gaga has announced her new album ‘Joanne’, named after her late aunt.
The follow-up to 2013’s ‘ARTPOP’ will arrive on October 21.
The singer said that the record was dedicated to her aunt who died aged 19 of lupus in 1974, in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 earlier this evening.
The album art features Joanne’s handwriting, as well as photographs of Gaga’s aunt.
Gaga told Lowe that she was still putting the finishing touches to her new album and its tracklist may change.
The singer released lead single ‘Perfect Illusion’ last week (September 9). It was co-written and co-produced by Gaga with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker as well as Mark Ronson and BloodPop, who produced Justin Bieber’s single ‘Sorry’.
The album also features collaborations with Beck, Father John Misty and Florence And The Machine singer Florence Welch, and, as Gaga revealed in the interview, songwriter Hillary Lindsey.