Like most modern pop stars, Lady Gaga has her fair share of critics looking to undermine her at every turn. Does she really write her own songs? Can she really play all those instruments? Can she even sing? Well, today the isolated vocal tracks from the singer’s Saturday Night Live performances were leaked, putting a nail in the coffin of her detractors’ arguments.
Stripping away the instruments, Gaga’s vocal range is on full display and can withstand some pretty ruthless scrutiny. Despite the constant comparisons to fellow Top 40 mainstays like Madonna, there’s an argument to be made here that the 30-year-old’s ability has been overshadowed by her public persona during the course of her career. And maybe that’s a driving force behind her new album Joanne.
Here’s the isolate vocals for “Million Reasons”:
You can also give the vocals for her performance of “A-YO” a listen below.
Need another reason to love Gaga? In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the pop songstress revealed the fashion item she’d choose if she could only pick one and it’s pretty damn sweet:
“If I could have one fashion accessory for the rest of my life, I know it sounds silly, but I think it would be my mom’s wedding dress,” she revealed. “Because it would be comfortable but it would also have the memory of my mom in it, which would be great.” Watch the full interview below.