Lady Gaga Says New Album 'Joanne' Is 'Absolutely' Influenced by Ex-Fiance

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Lady Gaga is revealing even more about her anticipated forthcoming album, "Joanne."

Previously, Gaga tweeted that the album was named after her father's sister, Joanne Germanotta, who passed away at 19 due to complications from lupus.

The singer now says the album, slated for release Oct. 21, is "absolutely" influenced by her ex-fiance Taylor Kinney.

The two broke off their engagement in July after dating for five years.

"When you listen to the album, it's clear the influence that all the men in my life have made on this record," she continued. "That's at the center of it, as well: I always wanted to be a good girl. And Joanne was such a good girl."

"But I have such a rebellious spirit, and my father was always very angry. He drank because of his sister's death. I was trying to understand him through making this record, and in that, also trying to understand why I love men that are cowboys," Gaga, 30, said.

"I'm figuring out all of those relationships in my life through the music, and going very deeply into it. But in a totally beautiful way," she said. "It's not a sad album. It's an album that is very revealing of me as a woman."

It's part of the reason why Gaga is taking to dive bars across the country, starting Wednesday, to perform songs from her new album. The singer is partnering with Bud Light, who will air the concerts on their Facebook page.

"It's very reminiscent of how I got my start. I began singing in dive bars and really small clubs," she explained. "I dragged my piano down the stairs, and I went down the street with my keyboard and I would go to every different dive bar that I could get to agree to let me play. I'd call and pretend I was Lady Gaga's manager."

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