With Joanne just three days away form dropping on Friday (October 21), Lady Gaga — sorry, I meant Joanne — has decided to “officially” share one more track from the forthcoming fifth studio LP, despite it leaking in its entirely yesterday. WELP.
Much like “Million Reasons,” “A-YO” – co-written and co-produced by Gaga, Mark Ronson, and Bloodpop along with country music hitmaker Hillary Lindsey – sees Gaga venturing off into a slightly more raw, country-tinged sound as she seduces her man.
“Can’t wait to get you shook up/ Faster than you can try to hate it/ You can try to hate it, you can try to fake it/ But baby, I laced it,” she confesses on top of the funky, stomping beat before launching into the catchy hook: “Get off on me, my body’s got you pleadin’/ Light me up and breathe in/ Mirror on the ceilin’/ Off on me, my body’s got you pleadin’/ Light me up and breathe in/ Mirror on the ceiling/ A-YO, A-YO.”
While it’s definitely the more immediate cut we’ve heard thus far, I’m still having a hard time fully embracing this whole Joanne era. Please respect my privacy at this time.
What do you guys think?
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