Lady Gaga is getting ready to release a new album and/or project called Art Pop. And in typical fashion, it will be done in atypical fashion. In a message on her website, Gaga tells her fans–who are kids, I guess–to start asking for iPads for Xmas. What does this mean? This is a multimedia project that will have apps. This is like Soupy Sales telling kids to go to their parents’ pocketbooks and getting out their money. Gaga should be applauded for being “with it,” but how much is Art Pop going to cost listeners? How about just a great record that you can play on a CD player? Or record player? Yes, I am over 12.
Here’s her statement, verbatim:
“Im excited to tell you all that ARTPOP is going to be a multimedia experience that comes in different forms. The most major way to fully immerse yourself in ARTPOP is through the APP. ARTPOP will be released as an IPAD, iPhone, mobile and computer compatible application (WORLD) that is completely interactive with chats, films for every song, extra music, content, gaga inspired games, fashion updates, magazines, and more still in the works! I will also be able to upload new things to the APP all the time, the same way i upload to twitter and LM.com. You inspired me to create something that communicated with images, because YOU do, YOU communicate with me and each other with .gifs and pictures, and artwork, graphics ALL DAY 24/7/ YOU’RE an ARTPOP generation. Im hoping you will all continue to grow together and stay connected through your creativity. much love. love, gaga p.s (start asking for IPADS FOR XMAS!!) its gonna be so fun. but dont worry. it will also be released in the regular physical and digitals which will be unique and different to the app.”