Lady Gaga's powerful voice stars on uneven 'Joanne'

Posted October 28, 2016

Gaga proves she can still make pop songs that fit Joanne's twangier direction, nailing the balance on opening track Diamond Heart and the Josh Homme-assisted John Wayne, stadium-sized tracks that sound written with her huge Super Bowl halftime stage in mind. Though some tracks on her latest album, such as "A-YO" and "Pefect Illusion", still speak of her usual character, numerous songs are more of a country type.

Lady Gaga has hit the ground running with her new album, Joanne, which has debuted at number one worldwide on the iTunes chart. The song are deeply personal and tells the story of Gaga embracing some truths about her. Gaga tweeted the surprise pop-up signing of her new album "Joanne" at her parent's restaurant with the same name. According to her, there is country, funk, rock, pop, dance, electronic, and R&B/soul that shows up across the record. An real talent to her core, Lady Gaga shows that she can strip back any pomp and ceremony and still deliver an album that people will talk about and remember. More so than before, Lady Gaga is stretching what she can do in music.

Yet on the bridge, Gaga admits that she knows the answer to her own question: "Honestly, I know where you're goin'/ And baby, you're just movin' on/ And I'll still love you even if I can't/ See you anymore".

The album gambles that listeners care as much about Gaga the artist as Gaga the spectacle.

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"Joanne" will be the singer's fifth studio album. Florence Welch stands as the album's sole feature, joining Gaga for the girl power bop "Hey Girl".

With Joanne, Gaga resets with music that feeling stripped-down, moderated, humble and other attributes that you wouldn't usually associate with her. Lady Gaga's three-date Dive Bar Tour will end after just one more concert, on October 27.

In the track, Gaga repeats, "Doesn't everyone belong in the arms of the sacred?" So glad he ended up being the executive producer for 'Joanne'. While "Artpop" was a misstep, Gaga seems to be making all the right moves since then and that continues with "Joanne".

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