The wait is almost over! It's been five months since Lady Gaga canceled her Born This Way Ball tour to undergo hip surgery -- and more than two years since she released her last studio album -- but new music is finally on the horizon. On Friday, July 11, Mother Monster announced via a press release that the Haus of Gaga was once again open for business and would be releasing her new single on Aug. 19, followed by the ARTPOP album and app on Nov. 11.
"The album ARTPOP musically mirrors Gaga's creative process as she passes through the mediums of each artist she collaborates with, scoring a blueprint of her journey," the release states. "The result, a 'rage' of electronic passion and fury, defining each artistic process from beginning to end, ARTPOP could mean anything. But for her, this is a celebration of obsession."
The corresponding app, meanwhile, is described as "a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion, and technology with a new interactive worldwide community -- 'the auras.'" Through it, users will be able to "build and share their own projects, chat with one another, and watch in real-time on a virtual globe as ARTPOP explodes onto the physical and virtual universe at once on November 11, our 'BIG BANG!'"
The aim, the release states, is "to bring the music industry into a new age; an age where art drives pop, and the artist once again is in control of the 'icon.'"
The "Just Dance" singer, 27, has been hard at work on her upcoming album for months now. "Gaga has been writing some of the songs as they go," a source told Us Weekly recently. "She's been trying to make the music something fresh and beautiful."