Lady Gaga seems to be focusing a lot on her career. She released a beautiful album, Joanne, with some great singles. Now, during a new interview the star decided to talk about her inspiration for this new album. Gaga claimed that she actually got inspiration from her aunt, Joanne.
Gaga opened up about this subject during an interview with V magazine. “Joanne is about living every day as if it’s my last,” Lady Gaga said. “My father’s sister died when she was 19 — that was Joanne, my aunt. This was the center of the pain in my family. Growing up, I never understood what the tears of my family were about,” the popular singer added.
And a very interesting thing to mention is that Gaga actually never met Joanne. Her aunt died 12 years before Lady Gaga was born, due to lupus. The star went on to say that no one understood the disease that Joanne was struggling with. “They didn’t know what it was. And so when she was really, really ill, she had these lesions on her hands and the doctors wanted to take her hands off,” Gaga said.
“She was a painter, and she did needlepoint and crochet, and she was a writer and a poet. As Joanne neared death, my grandmother said, ‘I can’t let my daughter’s last moments on this earth be without her hands,'” the singer concluded. However, despite the tragedy that happened in the family, Gaga said that her aunt’s spirit remained alive, as her father actually has a restaurant named Joanne.
Lady Gaga also said that she decided to use this inspiration and release the album Joanne because of a dream she kept on having. “I keep seeing this girl. It’s in a dream. In the dream I’m playing at an amphitheater, outdoors, and beyond the seats there’s a field in back — it’s the cheap tickets. That’s where the girl is sitting, dressed in a Hanes sweatshirt, wearing her mom’s rolled-up jeans,” Gaga explained. “This girl is singing every word and she thinks, How is it possible that Lady Gaga understands how I feel? That girl — it’s me,” the star said.
Gaga concluded that through her music she actually wanted to connect people and reach out to them.