German popstar and 2010 Eurovision winner Lena Meyer-Landrut announced through a YouTube video that she is going to postpone the release of her upcoming studio album – Gemini. Lena has cited creative reasons behind the amendment. Along with that, the supporting tour, scheduled to start 13 February 2018 in Dresden, will be similarly delayed.
The 26-year-old songstress confirmed via a Tweet dated December 2016 her fifth full-length release will be called Gemini and that it will be released in late 2017.
Gemini was meant to come as the follow-up to 2015’s Crystal sky (including the hit alternative song Traffic lights).
The promotion campaign for the LP started in May 2017, with the release of single Lost in you, which only managed to reach the lower region of the Austrian and German singles charts. However, another cut off the alum saw the light of day during summer 2017; ballad If I wasn’t your daughter hit the airways on 6 June.
Aided by its performance on Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert (the German version of The Best Singers series), in which Lena participated, the track was able to peak inside the top forty on the Swiss and German charts.
Delayed until further notice
In the 4:36 minutes YouTube video Lena filmed, she revealed that due to creative reasons (post probably what is known as writer’s block) the entire project will be postponed to an undetermined date sometime in 2018.
She also mentioned she wants to be real and authentic to her audience, as well as her fear that she might have not portrayed her artistry in the most rightful way during the last year.
The promotional tour that was running from 13 February to 25 February 2018 (scheduled to commence in Dresden and to conclude in Bremen) was also rescheduled for later next year. Nonetheless, the December 2017 dates of her tour are standing still.
As it is still unclear whether Gemini was scrapped or only delayed, we can still enjoy her latest single off the album with her zodiac sign as title (born May 23, wink-wink), available online as well.