The Regione Liguria council’s coronavirus commission was wrapping up a somber public information meeting at the Sala della Transparenza in Genoa, Italy when Gaga’s new song “Stupid Love” suddenly began blaring from someone’s phone.
The moment was witnessed by roughly 40,000 people who were watching the press conference on Facebook Live and quickly went viral.
A council in Italy held a meeting regarding the Coronavirus, and #StupidLove accidentally started playing from someone's phone ?
— Gaga Media ? (@GagaMediaDotNet) March 1, 2020
At least 25 people in Liguria have tested positive for COVID-19 and there are 2,502 confirmed cases of the virus in Italy as a whole.
Lady Gaga responded to the musical moment of levity by tweeting, “And this is why I make music.”
“Stupid Love” was released as as the lead single from Gaga’s upcoming album Chromatica, which is set to be released on April 10.