– XOXO Joanne.
Lady Gaga released a tender piano ballad rendition of her album title track, “Joanne.”
Mother Monster surprised fans on Wednesday when she shared a teaser of a new music video for a revised version of “Joanne,” the centerpiece song of her latest album that’s dedicated to her Aunt Joanne, who died of complications from Lupus. Read more about that here.
In it, Gaga’s vocals melt over a somber piano melody. “Every part of my aching heart needs you more than the angels do,” she sings. “Girl, where do you think you’re going?” It’s heart-wrenching. She even alludes to the end of the era at the end of track by signing off with an “XOXO Joanne.”
The singer also shared a touching video for the track. In it, Gaga rocks her signature Joanne hat and wanders down a road, aimless, allowing herself space from superstardom as she takes in the trees and the sunshine.
Get familiar with it, because I imagine when Gaga takes the stage this weekend at the Grammys, she’ll likely perform this.