The Band Perry tries to "Live Forever"
Friday, August 14, 2015
– The Band Perry released a new song today, "Live Forever," which will be from an upcoming album.
The anthemic song, which clocks in at 3:52, was written by the trio - Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry and Neil Perry - plus Jenna Andrews, Nadir Khayat, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellho. "Live Forever" was produced by Dann Huff and Khayat, also known as RedOne, who has worked with Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias.
"Live Forever" is big sounding, with layered backing vocals, and squarely in the pop category.
TBP's next CD is slated to be out this fall and would be the follow-up to "Pioneer," which contained the hits "Better Dig Two," "DONE." and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely."
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