Lady Gaga posted a photo of herself on Twitter with the phrase “ARTPOP” tattooed on her right arm, which is reportedly the title of her upcoming album.
“New ink new album,” the pop diva wrote last week. She later clarified the image yesterday by saying: “Make sure when writing about my new album/project ARTPOP that you CAPITALIZE the title, it’s all in the details good morning twitter!”
“ARTPOP could mean anything,” she wrote. “Pop art was a movement in the ’70s that is still alive now.”
Artists like Andy Warhol, who is best recognized by his Campbell’s Soup can artwork, believe that pop art could be anything based on popular culture, as it was a way to challenge the norms of most artwork in the 1950s.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, originally planned to reveal the new album title in September, but instead released the name a month ahead of schedule.
“I’ve started writing it and I have the name for it, and all the concepts are beginning to flourish and take place,” she told MTV. “I’m excited to put it out, but it’s not done yet. So I’ll put it out when it’s done.”
Fans are reading more into the title with clues, believing it to be an acronym for “Artistic Revolution Through the Potential of Pop,” which was posted on Lady Gaga’s website.
Gaga previewed a new track titled “Princess Die” in June while touring in Australia. She was also announced to debut her acting career by landing a role in director Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.
Lady Gaga also posted Latin American tour dates for her Born This Way Ball tour yesterday for October and November on her website in addition to European dates for the rest of August and September.
ARTPOP is set to be released in 2013.