After Beyoncé's pregnancy news, Lady Gaga stepped in for her as a headliner at this year's Coachella music festival. In the setlist, Gaga made sure to push the singles from her latest album, Joanne, performing "Perfect Illusion" and "Million Reasons." Surprisingly, she also gave her new song "The Cure" its debut.
Whereas Joanne saw Lady Gaga bucking the music trends, "The Cure" sees her riding the tropical wave currently washing over the radio. It's also her most R&B-flavored offering since 2013's "Do What U Want" with R. Kelly. Glowing beats back Gaga as she offers aid to her lover. "Promise I'll always be there / Promise I'll be the cure," Mother Monster belts. Considering pop radio avoided most of Joanne like the plague, "The Cure" seems to be Gaga's best bet for a remedy.
As of press time, "The Cure" has jumped to No. 1 on multiple iTunes charts around the world, including the U.S., the U.K. (unseating Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times"), Brazil, Canada, France and Mexico. Fans around the globe are responding warmly to Lady Gaga's pop comeback.
"The Cure" is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. No word yet if the single will signal a new album following last year's Joanne.