Women in Music 2019

Lady Gaga Says It's 'Time' for New Album After Wrapping Tony Bennett Tour

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Lady Gaga performs onstage during the "Cheek to Cheek" tour at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2015 in New York City. 

Lady Gaga recently brought her once-in-a-lifetime co-headlining tour with Tony Bennett to a close (we were on hand for a recent show in Atlantic City and can confirm it was a sheer delight).

Gaga shared a bittersweet Instagram shot about the tour wrap, saying she was "so sad" and would remember the experience "as long as I love. And maybe longer."

Gaga & Bennett Bring All That Jazz to Atlantic City

One upside of the tour's end, however, is that the iconoclastic pop star is starting to work on a new studio album.

In a simple Instagram selfie, Gaga wrote, "LG5 time." After ARTPOP and Cheek to Cheek, Gaga's next will be her fifth album.

After the mixed response to 2013's ARTPOP, it will be interesting to see what Gaga comes up with for her next (presumably pop-leaning) album -- and if her vocal jazz foray will impact her sound on the forthcoming LP.

As with all things Gaga, it's hard to predict the future -- but that's just part of what makes being a Little Monster so interesting. 


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