In a revealing interview with Lee Cowan for CBS Sunday Morning, the 30-year-old star opened up about the release of her fifth studio album, Joanne, her love life, family and what she misses about her old life as an aspiring singer performing in dive bars.
“I don’t know that you can put a label on growth. I’m just me,” Gaga said of Joanne, which she calls her most honest album yet. “I’m 30; it’s just what I want to do now.”
Gaga recalled “interesting” experience she had sharing the album, named after her late aunt, with her father and grandmother.
“Playing the music for my father for the first time was very powerful. And my grandma, too,” she said. “My father was very, very emotional. And my grandmother was, too, but she held my hand and she said, ‘I hope, my dear, that you won’t be too maudlin while you’re putting this music into the world.’ … She didn’t want me to have an obsession with the death of my aunt.”