The track will be released as a promotional single at midnight
Ahead of the first stop on her upcoming Dive Bar Tour, Lady Gaga has shared a preview of the promotional track “Million Reasons,” which appears on the standard edition of her new album Joanne.
“Million Reasons,” co-written by Gaga and country hitmaker Hillary Lindsey (“Jesus Take the Wheel,” “Girl Crush”), briefly appears in a new trailer for the three-stop tour, which kicks off Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET in Nashville, and will be streamed live on Bud Light’s Facebook page.
The clips sees Gaga, perched behind a piano, gently crooning the song’s chorus, which contains the lyrics, “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.”
In an interview with Yahoo!, Gaga described “Million Reasons” as “a country song mixed with funk and rock ‘n’ roll.” She continued: “You would never imagine it would sound that way… the feeling underneath the record is it’s almost got like a little bit of a hip-hop feeling. But at the same time, it’s not a hip-hop song. It’s kind of like I just had no boundaries making music — and neither do any of the other people we were working with. It was kind of like what feels right, what hits the best, what’s going to get everybody in their stomach and their heart.”
Subsequent Dive Bar Tour performances will take place at undisclosed locations on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27.
Joanne, available for preorder in standard, deluxe, and vinyl editions on ladygaga.com beginning Thursday at midnight, will be released on Oct. 21.
Preview “Million Reasons” in the video below.