ARTPOP (Act II) was supposed to be the follow-up to her fourth studio album, ARTPOP. Gaga first introduced the album as 'ACT TWO' during a Twitter Q/A. The album includes production by DJ White Shadow, Madeon, Zedd, will.i.am and Gaga herself.
Act II is essentially the tracks that Gaga wanted to include on ARTPOP, but could not due to time constraints or other limiting factors - so it was recorded, written, and produced during the same time ARTPOP was.
Here are some tracks that could've possibly been on ARTPOP Act II.
- "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" feat. Kendrick Lamar
- "Brooklyn Nights"
- "In Like With You"
- "Maren" (Registered on BMI)
- "Onion Girl"
- "PARTYNAUSEOUS" feat. Kendrick Lamar
- "Princess Die" (Performed live at Born This Way Ball)
- "Ratchet" feat. Azealia Banks
- "Red Flame" feat. Azealia Banks
- "Sire" (Sang backstage for fans)
- "TEA" (Intro Played At a JWT concert)
- "The Stage"
On DJ White Shadow's Instagram (@iamdjws), he has possibly teased the arrival of ARTPOP Act II. After following from an emotional post of him crying, he continues with these words.
So let’s continue with the emotional shit. 4 years ago I put out a record called ARTPOP with @ladygaga. I could write a book about it, maybe one day I will. I lost a best friend and manager, LG lost her entire support team, and we were all alone. I am so grateful for this record because it taught me a lot. I made some friends that have changed my life forever in the halls where this record was recorded, whom I love so incredibly deeply. For all her flaws, strangeness and beauty, I thank you ARTPOP for the lessons learned and the gifts you gave. Happy 4th Birthday. I can’t wait to introduce you to your little sister. #LG6
Unfortunately, DJ White Shadow broke the news that it would be all new songs and no mention of ARTPOP Act II.