For other uses, see Chromatica (disambiguation).

"Chromatica II" is an interlude by Lady Gaga from her sixth studio album, Chromatica. It serves as the second interlude score from the album, and leads directly into the next track, "911". The piece was written and produced by Gaga and Morgan Kibby.

An alternate version of the interlude was a part of a medley performed during 2020 MTV Video Music Awards performance along with "911", "Rain On Me" and "Stupid Love".


In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morgan Kibby revealed that "Chromatica II" was the final piece that was composed, and that it was clear to Gaga that it should fall right before "911", an already complete track. She also mentioned how it was one of her favorite moments with Gaga personally —

I remember this moment in the studio so clearly, because she lit up, and without any words I flipped the keyboard around, pulled up the string sound she was envisioning, and she started to play this amazing marcato idea. From there, we massaged it, and I focused on the harmonies and dynamics to make sure it amped the energy up. Ultimately none of us had any idea people would embrace this small moment as such a highlight.

The reaction Morgan refered to is a series of memes based on the reaction to the transition between "Chromatica II" to "911". The transition also inspired a series of remix videos, timing the song transition to sync with scenes in film, television and other videos.


I believe it's in the middle of our voyages as people that things become both terrifying and whimsical at the same time. I felt life was asking the impossible of me, which I think I'm not alone in feeling. So I was scared, but I believe in magic. So, I wrote this interlude as a reminder that my magic was working. I believe that means yours is too.


Written and Produced by Lady Gaga and Morgan Kibby
Engineered & Mixed By Mike Schuppan
Mixed & Recorded at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles Us.png
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us.png
Orchestrator & Conductor Amie Doherty
Contractors Gina Zimmitti and Whitney Martin
Track Participants Violins by Alyssa Park, Shalini Vijayan, Jessica Guideri, Luanne Homzy, Charlie Bisharat, Neel Hammond, Lucia Micarelli, Songa Lee, Marisa Kuney
Violas by Meredith Crawford, Erik Rynearson, Andrew Duckles, Linnea Powell
Celli by Vanessa Freebairn Smith, Tim Loo, Giovanna Clayton
Bass by Ian Walker
French Horns by Dylan Hart, Laura Brenes, Mark Adams, Katie Faraudo, Teag Reaves, Allen Fogle
Trombones by Steve Holtman, Reggie Young, Nick Daley
Published by
  • Sony/ATV Songs LLC / House of Gaga Publishing LLC (BMI)
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