A mysterious selfie posted yesterday on Lady Gaga’s Instagram with the caption “LG5 time” has many wondering if Gaga has officially sounded the warning bell of her highly-anticipated fifth studio album.
Mother Monster’s last effort, 2013’s ARTPOP, was met with lukewarm reception comparatively to her earlier efforts with Rolling Stone famously calling the album “sexual but not sexy.”
(Note: We–and presumably Gaga as well–are not counting Cheek To Cheek, her collaborative album with Tony Bennett, amongst her discography.)
Unlike the roll-out strategies for Born This Way (which Gaga announced 8 months before release during her acceptance speech at the 2010 VMAs) and ARTPOP (which she announced 13 months before release by Instagramming a new tattoo with the word ’ARTPOP’), little has been spoken about Gaga’s upcoming album.
In a March interview with Billboard, Gaga’s manager Bobby Campbell revealed that “new pop music isn’t likely until 2016.”
If that’s the case, and using her past roll-out strategies as further proof, now would be the perfect time to get her monster’s rah-rah-ga-ga-ga-ing with excitement.