Lady Gaga is fleshing out the look and feel of her new album Joanne as she debuts the emotionally-charged visual for the LP’s current single “Million Reasons.”
Continuing the narrative established in the clip for the album’s first single, “Perfect Illusion,” the “Million Reasons” music video begins as the Grammy winner rests atop a windswept desert landscape, the sun setting overhead. Several black SUVs approach, taking the performer to a video shoot, where she prepares to belt the song in a pink ensemble topped off with a matching cowboy hat.
As she sits in front of a mirror, she notices a small box on the vanity before her. Several flashbacks – interspersed between footage of Gaga singing with a guitar – reveal the vehicles seen earlier contained several of Gaga’s female friends, who rush to her side while she cries. Back at the shoot, Gaga opens the box, which contains a rosary and a hand-written note that reads “Love you sis.”
Gaga tweeted about the video shortly after its Wednesday afternoon release.
“‘Perfect Illusion’ leads right into this,” the 30-year-old wrote. “A story and look into my life #MillionReasonsVideo… ”
Following the November release of a viral video featuring Gaga singing the tune’s lyrics with the Victoria’s Secret Angels, the guitar-driven ballad — co-written by Gaga and country writer Hillary Lindsey with production by Mark Ronson, Gaga, and BloodPop — peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.
Joanne previously debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., moving 201,000 album equivalent units and marking Gaga’s fourth consecutive studio set to reach the peak position in the country. The pop icon is set to take the stage at the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show at NRG Stadium in Houston Feb. 5.
Watch the “Million Reasons” music video above.