Lady Gaga’s debut at Coachella in April was a performance no ticket holders wanted to miss and for good reason. The superstar has been on fire since returning to the charts with her 2016 album Joanne, checking off one incredible performance after another, including Saturday Night Live, the Grammy Awards, and of course, her soaring Super Bowl Halftime Show. So it was no surprise that first-time Coachella performer and headliner Gaga not only performed her biggest hits, but also dropped a new single with “The Cure.”
Gaga debuted her new single “The Cure” to the crowd of 125,000 music fans in Palm Springs during her closing set on Saturday, which also included performances of “Bad Romance,” “Poker Face,” “The Edge of Glory,” and her 2009 Beyoncé-duet “Telephone.”
“I love you guys so much,” Gaga told the screaming crowd during her performance of the new single. “I’m telling you, I have been through so much in my life and seen so much and you cure me every time with your love.”
While is seemed like Gaga hit every musical genre with Joanne, “The Cure” acts as a reminder that the evolution of Gaga is on-going. The new single combines ’80s-inspired synth-pop with early ’90s R&B, bringing in 2017 with the mandatory talking bassline that pops up in every top 10 track.
Now Gaga has debuted her lyric video for “The Cure,” which has the singer showing off the acting skills she’ll be flexing in the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born opposite Bradley Cooper. Bringing the cover art for “The Cure” to life, Gaga strikes a number of poses while looking stoic and regal in her seafoam chair. Wearing a blue lace dress and emerald heels, Gaga let’s the uplifting lyrics of her new single surround her as camera angles give the illusion that Gaga is floating. We wouldn’t be surprised if it was Gaga doing it herself. That’s the power of Mother Monster.
Gaga’s Joanne World Tour is set to kick off on August 1 in Vancouver. Click here for the full list of tour dates.