The Band Perry is known to audiences around the world as one of country music’s biggest acts. However this year, the band will change things up and release its first-ever pop record in the form of My Bad Imagination. In anticipation of that record’s upcoming release, the trio debuted the album’s lead single this week.
The band debuted the song ‘Stay in the Dark’ this week via Interscope Records. The keyboard-driven composition is a dramatic departure from the band’s country compositions. It is a work that fans of Katy Perry and other acts of her ilk will enjoy. The song is streaming now on the band’s YouTube channel.
Neil Perry echoed that statement. He said the song’s arrangement was meant to exhibit the band’s growth.
“Creatively, ‘Stay in the Dark’ brings forward some of the elements we’ve always been known for as The Band Perry while introducing our fans to the all new sounds we’ve been working with,” Perry said.
Reid Perry said lyrically, the song is a love song at its core, adding it has far more meaning than just that one story for the siblings.
“In the literal sense ‘Stay in the Dark’ is about getting close to the one you love, closing the curtains and escaping from the wilds of the world together for the night,” Perry said. “For us though, it has so many meanings, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our fans find themselves in it.”
Kimberly Perry agreed with her brothers as she talked about the song and the direction in which it finds the band moving.
“As we’ve been thinking about our transition from our last two albums to this one, I’ve interpreted lyrics more as metaphor with ‘I just want to stay in the dark’ meaning I want to stay romantic, imaginative and naïve,” Perry said. “I want to believe in what I can’t see. I want to keep walking forward. Chances and bold moves are always the ones that carry you the furthest in life – and for most of us we’ve got to ignore the naysayers and just take the leap.”
The Band Perry will perform its new single Tuesday night on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. House drummer Questlove will handle drumming duties on the song. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 p.m. EST.
Fans can purchase ‘Stay in the Dark’ online now at iTunes and Amazon. It can also be streamed online at Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify. More information on ‘Stay In The Dark’ is available online now along with all of The Band Perry’s latest news and more at:
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