CD: Lady Gaga - Joanne

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It isn't necessarily country, it doesn't feel like rock, it doesn't lean towards traditional pop; Gaga has always been reinventing and redefining her style since we were first introduced to her eight years ago, and Joanne represents the next iteration of Lady Gaga As We Know Her.

She performed a number of rock and pop tracks, including Joanne and Million Reasons, at The Bitter End late on Thursday night after a series of global appearances to promote the album, which is released on Friday. In an interview with Billboard, Lady Gaga said that Bitter End was where she started playing gigs, when she was just 15 years old.

Fans crowded the area trying to get in for the intimate concert, but those who couldn't gain access were not left out - after completing her show indoors, Gaga made a decision to head to the venue's rooftop to perform an acoustic set for everyone waiting on the streets. The restaurant and the album are both named after her paternal aunt Joanne who died at the age of 19 from lupus. (It's also Gaga's middle name.) Ostensibly a more personal record, it's still as genre-restless as most of Gaga's work, with lyrics that continue to invite dual readings as commentary on her relationship with her audience.

The Thursday show, also attended by Gaga's mother and father as well as Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of the Comedy Central series "Broad City", was the second date on her Dive Bar Tour with Bud Light. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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CD: Lady Gaga - Joanne

Fans of Lady Gaga could see the Dive Bar Tour concert at Bitter End live on a Facebook Live Webcast on Thursday. After a brief exploration of jazz standards with the legendary Tony Bennett for her fourth studio album, she returns with her long-awaited fifth studio album, Joanne, and a reported foray with country pop.

Lady Gaga characterized the song as a protest against "the epidemic of young African-Americans being murdered in this country".

"This tragedy stayed with my family for a very long time".

"You're giving me a million reasons to let you go / You're giving me a million reasons to quit the show", sings Lady Gaga on "Million Reasons".

The three-date Dive Bar Tour wraps October 27 at an unspecified location. "Girl/ Where do you think you're goin'?" she sings on the song's hook. However, Gaga doesn't see the album as being exclusively focused on her loss, it's also a celebration of herself and all the stories and aspects of her identity that make up her being.

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