You know when you go to see your favourite singer live for the first time, and they sound nothing like they do on the album? Total letdown.
This is not the case with pop legend Lady Gaga.
When she sings in your presence, you get chills. It’s like her voice is tickling the inside of your soul. Well, that’s the feeling we imagine this intimate group had as they watched Lady Gaga perform live for them because our arm hairs all stood up when we watched the smartphone recording of her singing “Million Reasons” from her new album Joanne.
Gaga gave this mini concert to a group of youth at The Ali Forney Center, a shelter, community hub and safe space for LGBTQ youth in New York City. She’s got a big voice and a big heart, and she’s one hell of a performer, even just sitting on top of an old piano in her black Converse sneakers. So very moving.
“Lady Gaga was extremely loving and caring,” wrote David Liu, who uploaded the clip to YouTube. “We were all grateful to have her angelic soul in our presence.”
And Gaga was obviously honoured to be a part of the afternoon, too, posting a photo of her and the group to Twitter.
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) November 26, 2016
“I’m here today not because I had to excruciatingly pull time out of my schedule to come be here,” Gaga told iHeartRadio and those in attendance. “I’m here because I want to be here.”
We could listen to this acoustic clip all day long, and we just might, because not only does she sound album-quality, but she’s also a kind, generous, authentic person. And if that’s not worth listening to, we don’t know what is