It’s the day Little Monsters around the world have been waiting for: Lady Gaga has finally delivered her much anticipated single "Stupid Love."
The singer-songwriter announced the release on social media this week, about six months after a version of the track surfaced online. Gaga shared a number of “Stupid Love” teasers, including a clip of its iPhone 11 Pro-shot music video, with the hashtag #L6—confirming the song would land on her upcoming studio album, Chromatica, due April 10.
You can listen to “Stupid Love,” produced by Bloodpop, Max Martin, and Tchami, now on all major streaming platforms, and check out its Daniel Askill-directed video above.
Speaking about shooting the video using iPhones, director Daniel Askill said they "had a blast shooting" with the Apple devices. "Everyone was really surprised at how the footage held up and was able to be pushed through the pipeline," Askill said. "There’s definitely a place for adopting a new way of filming to bring iPhone into the environment. It’s the beginning of being able to show that there really is a possibility for a professional scale type of shoot with this kind of technology."
The music video for Selena Gomez's "Lose You To Love Me" was also shot using the iPhone 11 Pro. "Stupid Love" marks Gaga’s first solo pop track since 2016 and her first record release since “Shallow” and “Always Remember Us This Way” for the Star Is Born soundtrack.
Gaga has not revealed many details about her sixth studio album, but it is rumored to include contributions from SOPHIE, Boys Noize, and Mark Ronson, who produced executive produced her last album, 2016’s Joanne. Gaga spoke to Apple Music's Zane Lowe on New Music Daily about her new track and upcoming album.
“We are definitely dancing, I mean like, I think the best way to describe all of the things that you just said is that I put all my heart, all my pain, all my messages from the other realm that I hear of what they h- what they tell me to tell the world and I put it into music that I believe to be so fun and you know, energetically really pure, and I want people to dance and feel happy," Gaga said of the project. "You know, someone asked me the other day what my goal was with this album and it actually sounds ridiculous when I say it out loud. But I go, I said, 'I would like to put out music,' (laughs), 'That a big chunk of the world will hear, and it will become a part of their daily lives and make them happy every single day.'"
As for the title of the new album, she said that the title came to her when she was looking for a "positive contrast." She added, "The symbol for Chromatica has a signwave 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, and it healed me again making this record, and that is really what Chromatica is all about… is it's about healing and it's about bravery as well, and it's really like, when we talk about love I think it's so important to include the fact that it requires a ton of bravery to love someone."
Gaga also explained how the new album will differ from Joanne.
"Well I-I think that it's definitely that, but on Joanne, I was more in a space artistically of crafting something that, you know, conceptually all kind of went together, an album for my father, an album about the trauma of my family, an album about how we pass things on generationally to each other, you know, my relationship with men, it was like very specific, right? This was much more like, you know what, guys? It turns out, I just sobbed for three minutes and this is what came out, and this is what should be there," she said. "And it was so real and it was so, like, like, all my gears, all my musical bells, all my artistic thoughts, the way that I see music and experience music like a wall of sound, everything was just firing on all cylinders and it made me feel so happy because I thought to myself, wow, even when you feel six feet under, you can still fire on all cylinders."
Take a listen to Gaga's interview below on Apple Music.