Lady GaGa has urged her fans to ''let go'' of her last era of music.

The 'Born This Way' hitmaker admits she goes through ''quite a transformation'' with each record and insists her latest disc, fifth studio album 'Joanne', signals the start of a new chapter in her music.

Speaking on 'CBS Sunday Morning', she said: ''I think it is hard for them at times to, you know, change from album to album, 'cause I go through quite a transformation. And that's just the way I am as an artist.

''You know, they have to kind of let go of the last era of music.''

The 30-year-old star debuted songs from her new album on her 'Dive Bar Tour', a trio of gigs in bars across the US, last month, and Gaga admits she would be ''very happy'' playing in such venues for the remainder of her career.

She added: ''You know, there's just something fantastic and wonderful and humbling about being in a dive bar where I started making music and being able to sing this music.

''Up close and personal to the fans, looking them in the eye for the first time when they hear it, it reminds me that if this were all to go away tomorrow, all the big success, that I would still be very happy going from bar to bar, playing music for people.''

''The reason that I'm here at all is because of my relationship with my family and their encouragement of me to be a musician and to work hard. So as long as I stay there, in that space, I can do anything - that's my truth.''

Gaga's real name is Stefani Germanotta, but the star admits the only place she can be her real self is behind closed doors because she has become so famous.

She said: ''I'm very acutely aware that once I cross that property line, I'm not free anymore. As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else.

''It's legal to follow me. It's legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can't call the police or ask them to leave.

''And I took a long, hard look at that property line, and I said, 'Well, if I can't be free out there, I can be free in here.'''