Rumors about The Band Perry‘s future in country music have been swirling since their upcoming album was pushed to a still-unknown release date. On Feb. 12, the trio took to their Facebook page to address their fans’ concerns.
“We wanted to look you guys all in the eyes and say The Band Perry is not going anywhere,” lead singer Kimberly Perry says. “We are here to stay. Our music is here to stay.”
Many fans shared their confusion online after their latest single, “Live Forever”, disappeared from most online outlets and streaming platforms on Feb. 11.
“‘Live Forever’ was pulled from iTunes, YouTube, VEVO, everything, for about 24 hours,” Kimberly goes on to explain. “Team TBP was doing a little bit of housekeeping and re-organization, but we were just told that it’s back up on iTunes. Team TBP has told us that it will be back up on VEVO and YouTube in the next couple days.”
Although this may seem like a rather insignificant event, it comes about during a time when many in Nashville have speculated that the group has been dropped by their label, Big Machine. Currently, those rumors have been unproven, as the band is still listed on Big Machine’s online artist roster.
“Live Forever” was meant to be a move toward a more pop-oriented sound that was meant to be featured on their upcoming album, Heart + Beat. The release was originally slated for November, but was pushed to sometime in 2016 after “Live Forever” failed to climb the country charts. Although their future still seems a bit hazy, The Perrys are assuring their fans that good news is on the horizon.
“We want you guys to just rest easy,” Kimberly explains. “If you were all here right now, we would love to cuddle you in our arms because you, our fans, mean the whole world to us.”