Lady GaGa Tears Up in 'Joanne (Piano Version)' Music Video

The nearly-five-minute clip begins with a note about GaGa's late aunt Joanne, followed by a scene that features a close-up look at the songstress as she starts belting out the song.

AceShowbiz - Yesterday, Lady GaGa surprised her Little Monster by sharing on social media a teaser for her "Joanne (Piano Version)" music video. It appears that her fans don't have to wait too long for the release as the Mother Monster released the music video as well as the track on Thursday, January 25.

The nearly-five-minute clip begins with a note which reads, "Joanne was my father's sister who died at the age of 19 from the auto-immune disease lupus. My father was only 15 when she passed away." The scene then changes to show a close-up look at GaGa as she starts belting out the song emotionally.

"Take my hand, stay Joanne/ Heaven's not/ Ready for you," she sings, tearing up. "Every part/ Of my aching heart/ Needs you more/ Than the angels do." Towards the end of the video, GaGa is seen setting out on her own, stopping by a pool hall to play billiard with her friends.

"Joanne" is the title track off GaGa's fifth studio album, which was released on October 21, 2016. The songstress remarked that the album is "herself without makeup on."

"There's no filter. This record goes right for the gut," she said in an interview. "Sometimes you don't want to listen to a song that makes you go there. But that's what this record is. This record makes you go there. But it's also, I have to say, one of the most rewarding musical experience of my life, making 'Joanne'."

"Joanne" has been nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards, which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, January 28. Meanwhile, the second track off the album, "Million Reasons", is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.

"Thank u so much Monsters & Grammy Voters for believing in this music and me," GaGa tweeted following the nominations announcement. "I love u so much. This is a day to truly celebrate lots of hard work, perseverance & gratitude through music."

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