The Joanne World Tour ends February 23.
Lady Gaga fans received an unexpected treat from Mother Monster herself, who teased a new version of her 2016 song “Joanne” on Twitter.
“I have a surprise,” the singer tweeted before sharing the 30 second clip of a piano rendition of her song.
Sneak Peek:— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 24, 2018
Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) Piano Version #Joanne #music #video
The@LupusResearch Alliance is receiving a donation in honor of Joanne Stefani Germanotta. Please consider a donation to this tremendous organization. pic.twitter.com/FGfYszyZu4
“Joanne,” is the titular song from her latest album, and is about her aunt Joanne Stefani Germanotta who died of lupus at age 19. In her tweet, Gaga said she is donating to the Lupus Research Alliance in honor of her aunt and encouraged fans to donate as well.
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, according to the May Clinic.
Gaga’s fifth studio album was inspired by the memory of her aunt, whom she never knew but feels a connection to. The 2017 Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two followed Gaga as she wrote and recorded the album, which serves as an emotional tribute to her family.
Though only 30 seconds of Gaga’s new music video were released, it’s already tugging at fans’ heartstrings.
Me when @ladygaga announced Joanne (Piano Version) #JoanneMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/eZRmgCOZ7s— Lot Vera (@lotvera96) January 25, 2018
What a way to end the era with a music video of #Joanne in piano version. I already listened to it and omg it's so beautiful 😍 Even better than the normal version. @ladygaga, you really are a gift from God ❤ #Legend #Queen pic.twitter.com/VZ4xu8vzy9— Ryan Smit (@SmitboyRyan93) January 25, 2018
“I’m in love with those vocals,” @WolfUnderYou tweeted. “SHE DID THAT #Joanne CAN’T WAIT.”
Gaga is scheduled to perform at the 60h Annual Grammy Awards this weekend, and it’s expected that she will debut this new, somber version. This new video is marking the end of the Joanne era as her world tour to promote the album comes to an end in February.
We’re sad to see this beautiful and powerful era of Gaga draw to an end, but can’t wait for what she has in store for her Little Monsters in the future.