Lady Gaga

We already knew that Lady Gaga recently began working on new music. She's been posting photos to Instagram of her typewriter, given to her to "write her next Grammy hit," along with photos in front of the piano. AND her record label even gifted her with a white horse for crying out loud. But we didn't know WHEN we'd actually hear new music from Mother Monster ... until now (sort of).

As you know by now, Gaga won the Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Mini-series or Television Film for her role as The Countess on FX's "American Horror Story: Hotel." Backstage during the awards, The Countess told EW that her next album would be dropping THIS YEAR! But she won't say when exactly. "You know, I am putting out an album this year. I won’t tell you when!"

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Along with her new album, will also come a new look. She told EW that "I don’t know that you yet know what I will look like for my next album, as I’m still creating all of those things. It’s something that is a gradual change always with me." 

However, it looks like The Countess had a lasting effect on Mother Monster. She says:

"What was nice about playing The Countess is it reminded me that in my own life and in my music, I’m always — at times — playing a character, and I become them fully. And living inside of her was liberating, I’ll tell you, because she doesn’t give a sh** about anything."

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Gaga's 2016 record would be her first studio album since 2013's ARTPOP. In 2014, she released her collaboration album with Tony Bennett, Cheek to Cheek.

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