Lady Gaga has unveiled her latest Joanne cut “Million Reasons.” The pop star and actress debuted the song live during the Nashville opening of her Bud Light X Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour. The song is available via iTunes.
Mark Ronson, BloodPop and Nashville songwriter Hillary Lindsey produced the song alongside Gaga. Lindsey backs Gaga with harmonies on the twangy, spare piano-and-guitar-tipped track in the clip above. “All these men – my dad, my boyfriends, all the men in my life – they give me a million reasons, but I just need one good one to stick around,” Gaga says before she launches into the heartfelt song.
“You’re giving me a million reasons to let you go/ You’re giving me a million reasons to quit the show/ You’re giving me a million reasons/ Give me a million reasons / Giving me a million reasons/ About a million reasons,” she croons. Hear the track at about the 39:12 mark in the video above. Prior to “Million Reasons” she also performs new songs “Sinner’s Prayer” and “A-Yo” from Joanne. She closes out the set with “Perfect Illusion.”
“Million Reasons” is the second release from Gaga’s upcoming fifth solo album Joanne. It follows the driving, electro-rock “Perfect Illusion,” a collaboration between her and Mark Ronson, BloodPop, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Josh Homme. The rapid video for the single featured all the collaborators except Homme performing the song in the middle of a warehouse and desert.
Joanne, which will be released on October 21st, is Gaga’s first album since 2013’s experimental ArtPop. Named after the singer’s aunt who died from lupus at the age of 19, Gaga has promised a more roots-y sound that is a product of her returning home for some time and removing herself from the limelight for a bit.
Additional reporting by Althea Legaspi.
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