"I've been in the studio, and I'd like to debut a brand new song, 'The Cure.'" Fans immediately captured the surprise performance on social media. Coachella's live stream will include performances from Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, and more. The singer is pregnant with twins.
Fans have already claimed "The Cure" harks back to "The Fame" era of her career, with its summery vibes. The official Coachella app featured the invitation, which said that Gaga is slated to film scenes for the film at Empire Polo Club, the same location in Indio, California, where Coachella takes place.
She released the song commercially as she left Coachella, marking her first new music since her latest album "Joanne" came out in October.
For two weekends in April, thousands flock to the Palm Springs area for Coachella - a music festival that also features art and culinary wonders.
"If I can't find the cure, I'll fix you with my love", she sings on the track.
The Cure gave us a tropical kind of summer vibe, and it reminded us slightly of Gaga's earlier The Fame days. Lady Gaga will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival this weekend, marking a decade since a solo woman has been billed as a headliner on the prestigious musical stage. She even helped take Suits star Patrick J. Adams' bus, which was used in his wedding to Troian Bellisario in December 2016, into a multi-purpose vessel. I'd love to tell you a joke, lighten the mood, something like that.
Gaga dropped the new single on Saturday night, 45 minutes into her set.
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Lady Gaga will play at Coachella again next week weekend, on April 22. Beyonce was perhaps the most-anticipated headliner in a generation: the first black woman at the top of a Coachella bill, riding the goodwill from "Lemonade", the most important album of her life. At one point, she was seen getting off the stage and high-fiving people at the front of the pit.