“If you’re looking for pop, you’re shit out of luck. If you’re looking for rawness and vocals and instruments, you’ll live."
"A lot of this record is about me delving into my relationship with my father, understanding him, healing my relationship with him," Gaga recently said of Joanne. "Also, about my relationship with my girl friends. One of my best friends has stage four cancer and I wrote a song about how me and my friends would get together without her to cry, because we couldn't cry in front of her. And then there's songs like "Hey Girl" with Florence about women lifting each other up. So, each record is about these sort of different things I've experienced just going back to being a woman and erasing fame from the equation when I'm in the studio."
If you're not sure what to think, let this quote from one of the listeners put you back on track: “To sum up the record in one word: Country.”