The Band Perry has finally made their transition from country to pop with the announcement of their new album, My Bad Imagination. The sibling trio — Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry — unveiled the news on Thursday (Feb 2nd) on social media.
“We’ve made an album for you. Creating it has been the most exciting thing we’ve ever done,” the band writes. “It’s led us to disrupt everything that was comfortable and familiar to us a short year ago. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in making it it’s this – being yourself matters. It matters even when not everyone agrees that you should be or understands why it’s important that you are.
“The album is called My Bad Imagination. It’s our very first pop album and tonight the first track will be out everywhere, its called ‘Stay In The Dark.’ Listen loud.
“Thank you for your love, your patience, and for your trust. Come with us.”
The single is available at all digital outlets. No other album details have been released at this time.
For the second time in two years, the band erased all Twitter and Instagram posts and started fresh with the announcement on Thursday (Feb 2nd). In 2016, they initially did the same thing with the announcement of “Comeback Kid” on August 1st.
Last year, the band parted ways with Big Machine Label Group and signed with Interscope Records. The trio will be worked out of the label’s Los Angeles office with “select singles” being serviced to country radio by Interscope’s sister imprint, UMG Nashville.
In August 2015, they released the pop-infused “Live Forever,” which didn’t fare too well at country radio. The track was produced by RedOne and Dann Huff, but barely peaked inside the top 30. “Live Forever” disappeared from iTunes and YouTube in February 2016, leaving fans confused. The Washington Post notes that the track was “later reinstated with the Band Perry’s copyright instead of Big Machine, a clue that something was wrong.”