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Surprise! Todrick Hall Is Releasing a Coronavirus-Themed Album This Week

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Todrick Hall attends Christian Cowan x Powerpuff Girls Runway Show on March 8, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

In the age of coronavirus, music fans are looking for new tunes wherever they can get them. Lucky for them, Todrick Hall has some new music coming much sooner than you would expect.

On Monday (April 27), Hall announced on his Instagram that he had a new album dropping Wednesday. It's not the album that they were expecting -- the third part of the singer's Haus Party trilogy is still on the way -- but rather an all-new set of songs that appear to be themed around the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In his post, Hall wrote that he had the idea to release a whole new body of work just one week ago and that he now is already prepared to share it with fans. "Nina Simone once said, 'It's an artist's duty to reflect the times in which we live,'" he wrote. "I hope this inspires you to stay healthy, stay creative, stay safe and stay home while continuing to stay fabulous!"

Along with announcing his new album, Hall also posted a teaser of one of the songs. The clip opens with a funny spoof on the opening lines of Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious," with the singer listing out just some of the school events that have been called off due to the crisis. "Prom, did they cancel this? Field trip, did they cancel this?" he raps. "Graduation, did they cancel this? I didn't think they could cancel this!"

The teaser immediately turns into a pep rally banger, with Hall serving as the head cheerleader here to diss the opposing team -- or, in our current situation, the coronavirus itself. "Corona, she on a spree/ She wanna stop everything," he sings. "So dance if you're on our team/ The class of COVID-19."

In the clip, another voice can be heard cheering along and singing, "You better dance, Miss Todrick!" Hall encouraged fans to do some guessing as to who could be featured on the track -- but eagle-eyed fans heard Hall saying on the track "Go Jerry," leading them to believe that the featured guest is none other than Navarro Cheer alum and star of Netflix's Cheer Jerry Harris.

Check out the full announcement and teaser for Todrick Hall's new album below:

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