“A-YO” is our latest preview of Lady Gaga’s imminent Joanne, and it reflects the album’s country influences more than “Perfect Illusion” or “Million Reasons” before it. Despite its funky digital beat, rap-inflected hook, and playfully tweaked guitar twang, it might actually go over pretty well on country radio if enough programmers gave it a chance. That said, this computerized juke-joint party track is far from M.O.R. by Nashville standards. Listen below.
Joanne is out 10/21 on Interscope.