Lady Gaga Breaks Down in Emotional, Stripped-Down New 'Million Reasons' Music Video
The countrified ballad is the second single from her fifth album, Joanne
Lady Gaga dropped her “Poker Face” and disco stick-riding schtick for her latest music video.
The pop star released the clip for her new single “Million Reasons” on Thursday, and she stripped down both her vocals and sartorial aesthetic.
The scenes in the video mirror the somber lyrics of the countrified breakup ballad that finds Gaga grasping at straws in a relationship on the rocks, belting: “I bow down to pray / I try to make the worst seem better / Lord, show me the way / To cut through all his worn out leather / I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away / But baby, I just need one good one to stay.”
“Million Reasons” appears on Gaga’s fifth LP, Joanne, and picks up where Gaga, 30, left off in her video for her most recent single, “Perfect Illusion,” with the Grammy winner seen collapsed on the ground in a desert. Later, she’s seen breaking down in tears in a makeup chair before getting glammed up and donning her signature Gladys Tamez Millinery hat.
The retro-tinged Joanne dropped in late-October, marking a departure for the musician who found fame with her dance-pop-infused first four albums. Since releasing the LP, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Gaga has made some high-profile appearances to perform “Million Reasons” — from Saturday Night Live and the American Music Awards to the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
“When you listen to the album, it’s clear the influence that all the men in my life have made on this record. That’s at the center of it,” she said at the time. “I’m figuring out all of those relationships in my life through the music, and going very deeply into it.”