Watch Lady Gaga turn ‘Perfect Illusion’ into a piano ballad on Japanese TV

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Singer strips back the 'Joanne' track

Lady Gaga has performed a piano rendition of her recent single ‘Perfect Illusion’ on Japanese television.

Appearing on Japan’s Sukkiri show, Gaga delivered a stripped-back take on the ‘Joanne’ lead track. Watch footage beneath.

“I used to always be afraid to show certain sides of myself. But with this music, I cannot hide. Because I wrote it from this deepest parts of my soul,” she said after the performance. “There’s days when you just are with yourself and your thoughts, and you think to yourself, ‘What am I really feeling? Where is the pain exactly?’ So every time I sing the song it’s different because I’m always trying to go to that place.”

Gaga recently spoke to NME about David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones’ criticism of her controversial tribute to The Thin White Duke at this year’s GRAMMYs.

“It did hurt,” she told NME. “But what are you going to do? I can’t… it’s his father, you know. Whatever he was feeling in that moment I have compassion and love for him. But yes, of course it hurt. I still have to trust and believe in myself as a Bowie fan. I’m not his family, and the thing is, that’s his father. His father is not David Bowie, his father is David Jones.

“I’m sure that was difficult to watch and of course, I called many people on David’s team before I even begun doing that project and it’s unfortunate, what can I say? But God bless of him, you know?”

Meanwhile, Gaga remains among those rumoured to be playing Glastonbury 2017. She has recently responded to the Glastonbury rumours and tour plans.