Say it softly and it’s almost like praying. But what the hell is it? Remember when the “Stupid Love” video premiered and the opening title was all, “While the Spiritual ones pray and sleep for peace, the Kindness punks fight for Chromatica”?
Chromatica, it turns out, is a number of things. It’s a planet. It’s a state of mind. But most relevantly, it’s the title of Lady Gaga’s sixth album, which lands April 10.
The Mother of All Monsters announced the plans for the project previously known as LG6 in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.
“I think what I’ve learned is that I can view the world in whatever way I choose to see it,” Gaga said. “It doesn’t mean that I’m deleting the bad things, it just means that I can reframe my life experiences and reframe the way that the world frames life experiences to a way that I love and believe in… that is Chromatica. I live on Chromatica, that is where I live. I went into my frame—I found Earth, I deleted it. Earth is canceled. I live on Chromatica.”
“Chromatica,” she added, “is a frame of mind.”
Lady Gaga executive produced the album with BloodPop, one of the songwriters and producers behind “Stupid Love,” explaining that Chromatica is about inclusivity of “all colors” and “all people.”
On Monday, Gaga shared some artwork from the album, noting that it wasn’t the cover, but just something to keep the kids happy and quiet while mom works.
According to Gaga, the Chromatica symbol has a “sine wave in it, which is the mathematical symbol for sound, and it’s from what all sound is made from, and, for me, sound is what healed me in my life period.”
Making this album helped “heal” Gaga, so in turn Chromatica is “all about” healing and bravery.
“When we talk about love,” Gaga said, “I think it’s so important to include the fact that it requires a ton of bravery to love someone.”
Sure, this may sound a bit convoluted, and some may worry that there’s a month to go and the album cover isn’t done yet, but if “Stupid Love” has taught us anything it’s… what was it again?