Sounds like Lady GaGa is hoping her album will start a return to simplicity in our society!
The superstar may have tens of millions of followers on social media across the world, but it seems like that matters little to GaGa, who is plainly hoping that her upcoming album Joanne can do wonders for returning us to a simpler time!
Speaking with E! News, GaGa got real — and went really deep — about the inspirations for her new album.
They range from her own desire to get back to a time before technology affected relationships, to a story of her aunt — also named Joanne — that served as a serious muse for GaGa’s work.
Joanne passed away at just 19 years old from Lupus — 12 years before GaGa’s birth — but her death, and the stories of her life, were always felt by the singer.
“My connection to her has been strong my whole life. I always wondered what it was├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥the mystery of Joanne├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥this person that I never got to meet that was an absolute tornado of both love and tragedy. I have all of her heirlooms. She made a chessboard out of clothespins and emery boards that you file your nails with. She would make art and painting. She was someone that did needlepoint and she was a sweet girl that knitted for my Grandma. She worked with her hands.”
And it is clear that GaGa really still takes her untimely death hard, even if Joanne (her father’s sister) never saw GaGa.
The Perfect Illusion singer continued:
“She was a powerful, beautiful force in my family’s life and then it’s like a beautiful light that just goes out, so I’ve always used the fact that she didn’t get to live the rest of her life as a sense of strength and power within me that I have to go out and live the rest for her. That’s what I want people to feel from Joanne, that you can go out and venture into new territory in your life and you can be vulnerable and you can connect more humanly with other people and you can do it in the name of those we left behind.”
So where is this headed with her music?
Well, GaGa believes that Joanne’s presence is one of a lesson for people to get off their phones, get away from their social media accounts, and enjoy the life they have in front of them — because for some, there may not be much time left:
“I hope that I can bring these Joanne vibes to the world. Joanne wouldn’t be on her phone because she would have to look around and see life and what was happening because she never got to see it.”
The album, which is set for an October 21 release, clearly has an important and significant hold on GaGa, even beyond being her latest and most ambitious studio creation.
“I kept envisioning this girl in the middle of the country somewhere crying her eyes out in the field with a drink in her hand and her kid in the other, going, ‘I can’t believe that Lady Gaga understands how I feel.’ The point of this record was to find that human connection with the world in a deeper way. The truth is I want nothing more for both myself and for other people than human connection and love. I just want to be closer to not only my fans, but other people and to build a relationship with them through the music where they know that I’m their sister, know that I’m their friend.”
Awww! That is so cool!
With a back story as important as this, and an inspiration as significant as her late aunt, we have a feeling GaGa is going to bring something incredible with Joanne.
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