Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett’s ‘Cheek To Cheek’ Sequel Will Probably Drop Before LG5

Carl Williott | June 3, 2016 1:52 pm

More and more details are surfacing about Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP follow-up, but her first priority for the year may not be LG5, but her second Tony Bennett album. The duo have been working on a sequel to their 2014 joint jazz album Cheek To Cheek — back in October, they had apparently already landed on a Cole Porter theme for the LP. And now Breathe Heavy cites several Gaga fan accounts saying that at a show last night (June 2), Bennett confirmed that the album will be out in August to coincide with his 90th birthday.

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Though there are no concrete details about LG5, it’s expected late in the year, so this would seem to indicate her second Bennett project will be out first. That should make for an interesting approach to her own album’s rollout — will she be switching back and forth between the jazzy chanteuse persona and whatever theme dominates her eventual lead single? Or will her identity be a bit more blurred than that?