Fans have wanted a return to the "old" Gaga, but "A-Yo" goes rogue.
With Lady Gaga getting ready to release her highly-anticipated album “Joanne” this Friday, she’s been slowly teasing the public with a few opening tracks.
Last month it was the debut of tepid “Perfect Illusion,” and today, the second, titled “A-Yo,” hit YouTube.
“A-Yo,” is probably not the EDM-heavy offering fans have rallied for, instead it’s another homage, this time in the style of 80’s doo-wop, cheer squad pyramid-building, sour candy.
Think Toni Basil’s “Mickey” meets Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” only without the harmony.
It’s clear Gaga is forging her own road through pop music. Her first steps through this territory earned her an overnight fan base which reveled in her use of remixology, dance percussions, double-entendres and uplifting lyrics.
However, this outing, based on what we’ve heard so far, seems to be a rebellion to her fans who want the return of the heavy-stepping "Mother Monster."
It remains to be seen if fans will embrace “Joanne” as the return of Gaga and her original style, or if it’s simply another one of the artist’s attempts to implement her genius in yet another unpopular direction.
You can listen to “A-Yo” below, and decide for yourself.
“Joanne,” Gaga’s fifth studio album will be available for download and streaming on Friday, October 21, 2016.