Lady Gaga’s latest single “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’)”was released today.
The track originally appeared on her platinum album as just “Joanne.” The new version is now accompanied with a piano and now has a music video to go with it.
The song and video are dedicated to her late aunt who died from lupus.
Throughout the entire period of “Joanne”, we learned more about Lady Gaga’s life and family by giving us insight with her Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two.” In the documentary we meet her grandma and witness a shared moment of them reminiscing about Joanne.
Although Gaga never met her, she always says she feels connected to her since she is still such a big part of her life.
Lady Gaga wanted to end the era appropriately and I would say that this was the perfect way to bid a farewell to such a personal album.
Mark Nilan Jr., who worked on “Joanne” released a statement on the latest single via Instagram.
I got to close out the ‘Joanne era’ with LG by doing this. She told me she wanted a remix of Joanne. I pulled up the original and wrote the chords down for myself. I thought this would be the most fitting form for the song, to let the lyrics and her vocals shine thru. So we walked in the next room, told ben the plan, he hit record and we performed it. 1 take. No discussing it, no redoing it, no tweaking it. These days, making music in one take is a lost art. Artists don’t have that skill set, because they don’t need to. Technology is so good, you can always redo stuff. Gaga is real deal.
The Lupus Research Alliance will receive donation honoring Joanne Stefani Germontta.