Nonetheless, it somehow seems fitting that Joanne crept out of the silence. As Rolling Stone describes it, Joanne is “stripped-down, restrained, modest and other adjectives that you wouldn’t usually associate with [Lady Gaga].” There’s a hint of country twang along with a tribute to Prince.
For those who love her danciest tracks, you’ll still get a taste of it with the track “A-Yo.” But of course, it’s not in Lady Gaga’s nature to stick to the same ol’, same ol’.
“It’s an endless proving of myself, that I really am a musician, that I have something to offer in the room,” she said in an interview with the New York Times. “That women can be musicians, women can be rock stars, women can be more than an objectified idea of a pop star.”
However, she still wants to make it clear that she stands alone as an artist. In a recent radio interview, the host drew some similarities to her and Madonna, which Lady Gaga immediately rebutted.
“Madonna and I are very different,” she said. “I wouldn’t make that comparison at all, and I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna…But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different.”
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