By Amanda Wicks
If you missed the Facebook live stream of Lady Gaga’s first dive bar show in Nashville or the Bud Light preview wasn’t enough to satisfy your curiosity, the beer giant released a full video of the singer performing her newest single “Million Reasons” on that intimate night.
Gaga originally premiered the song at The 5 Spot venue in East Nashville, according to Radio.com’s own Robyn Collins, who was on hand to watch the show.
In the video, Gaga says by way of introduction, “My name is Lady Gaga. Tonight, if you could just call me Joanne.” Wearing a large pink Stetson hat and a black bejeweled cropped jacket over a black leotard, Gaga mainly keeps her face in her hat’s shadow throughout the song. She turns at times to emote to her band members, but to the audience she keeps things mysterious.
The moving ballad fits the intimate space, which was packed with fans eager to see Mother Monster strip down her typically energetic, aesthetically large performances and constrain herself and her music to fit a different kind of venue. The songwriter who co-wrote “Million Reasons” with Gaga, Hillary Lindsey, was also on hand to sing harmony.