Did you know Lady Gaga was one of the first folks to hear the new Band Perry single, “Live Forever?” The two acts were working at the same studio, so TBP took the chance to get instant feedback from the pop superstar. When she heard “Live Forever,” she suggested they raise the volume on Reid’s mandolin.
Reid took it as a huge compliment, but he can’t tell whether Lady Gaga wanted more of the instrument or just more of him.
The Band Perry talk about Lady Gaga.
Kimberly: “She actually was in the studio when we were writing ‘Live Forever’ and so she came in and we were kind of listening to each other’s music that day and, what was her comment about ‘Live Forever’ it was your favorite one?”
Reid: “She wanted the mandolin turned up when she heard the recording.”
Kimberly: “She said, ‘Turn up the mandolin.’”
Reid: “I think it was more because she had a thing for me.”
Neil: “I’m pretty sure it’s just the mandolin.”
Reid: “It was like a signal she was telling me.”
Neil: “No. There were no signals.”
Kimberly: “No I didn’t see any signals. I didn’t catch any signals. Nice try. She’s engaged. Sorry.”
Neil: “She still liked the mandolin.”