Lady Gaga vs. Joanne: Gaga’s Change in Musical Style

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Lady Gaga shocks the world again by taking on yet another persona with the release of her new studio album entitled, Joanne. Named after her late aunt, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the album is dedicated to all of life’s emotions told through what seems to be the eyes of a young country girl. While Joanne may be a surprise to many fans, the artist is known for her creative switch in personas.
 
Growing up in the upper west side of Manhattan, New York City, the songstress is far the country girl that she portrays in her latest album. Despite her background, the new record has been described as a “stripped down” cross between country, folk, and pop, which illustrates the life experiences of everyday people.
 
Joanne debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 170,000 copies within its first week. Still, even with such success, many fans continue to reminisce about a darker Gaga who landed on the scene in 2011.
 
Known for her unique style and erotic behavior, Lady Gaga reinvented pop music with her unapologetic sense of self, displayed in songs such as, “Born This Way” and “The Edge of Glory,” both of which also landed at number one on the billboard's top 200.
 
While each of the personas differs in style, both create music that inspires individuals going through tough times. With singles like “Perfect Illusion” and “angel down”, Joanne presents listeners with songs of grief that reflect a bit of hope for the future.
 
Similarly to Joanne, Lady Gaga’s album, Born This Way, has also positively affected fans with common themes centering around sex, religion, and individualism. In fact, much of the LGBT community praised her for her work in recognizing sexuality.
 
Although her style has evolved over the years, Lady Gaga continues to inspire fans everywhere with her devotion to self-love. Her album, Joanne, is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
 
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Ameerah de Chabert has always had a passion for writing amongst a love for the arts in general. She began to pursue this passion in the arts from just 2 years old. She went on to attend an arts high school where she majored in creative writing and minored in dance. Besides that, Ameerah is pursuing film and stage management as a career with journalism as a more personal pursuit to share stories and relate people to each other. So far, she has been able to do that by working with Vox Teen Communications and Pretty Girls Sweat. She is now entering university as a film major. The arts are very fundamental to Ameerah. She hopes to one day be a loud voice for artists and an advocate for the arts, and later on a voice in the fight for human rights and environmental sustainability.