Lady Gaga’s next Joanne track is here, and it’s pretty fantastic. If any Little Monster out there doubted “Perfect Illusion” and the direction Gaga would take with this album, they need not worry anymore. “Million Reasons” is a soft rock-country anthem with “You and I” vibes. It’s incredibly simple, stripped down, and lets Gaga show off her incredible vocal cords.
“I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away, but baby I just need one good one to stay,” Gaga sings on the track.
The song appears to be about a breakup and the pain of leaving someone you love behind. Gaga co-wrote it with “Jesus Take the Wheel” writer Hillary Lindsey. On working with her, Gaga told Yahoo:
“I wanted to sit together, play her some of the music, and write with another woman — and write with a woman that was sort of in the center of the type of women, and men, that I wanted to speak to with this music. So what was so wonderful was when we sat down and started working, it was like this instant connection that we had. We’re two girls that are so different — she grew up somewhere so different from me, and you’d think that maybe we’d never get along, that it would never work — but somehow we created these songs together.”
Listen to the song below:
Gaga performed “Million Reasons,” as well as two other Joanne tracks, “A-Yo” and “Sinner’s Prayer,” at the first stop of her three-date Dive Bar Tour. You can watch the livestream below:
Joanne is now available for pre-order at ladygaga.com.