The Band Perry Delays Release of New Album “Heart + Beat” After Sluggish Single
After the flop of The Band Perry’s debut single “Live Forever” from their new album Heart + Beat, the family trio signed to Republic Nashville has delayed the release of the new album until 2016. Heart +Beat was originally scheduled to be released on November 20th, but the band has decided to re-rack, and is touting a new collaboration in the works with a big-named artist as the impetus for the delay.
The “Live Forever” single was supposed to launch a new era for the siblings as a pop band in the country space. The song was a collaboration with pop producer RedOne and two other pop songwriters complete with a huge marketing rollout that included custom-made logos and the color yellow predominantly displayed. However the public was not impressed and the most the song could muster was a brief showing at #27 on the Country Airplay chart before quickly plummeting out of the Top 50.
“Well we actually had a date chosen, and then we had a very exciting collaboration that just happened,” Kimberly Perry said in an interview with News4Jax on November 2nd. “So we kind of got this last jolt of creative energy, so we feel like we’re going to push it back a little bit further to early 2016.”
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Rumors have The Band Perry collaborating on a new single with a big pop star who could hopefully help bring the attention the band needs before releasing the new record. As it stood, the concern was Heart + Beat could come in dead on arrival at a time the band is attempting to take a step to the next level, especially in the live setting.
“We’re pop tarts at heart,” Kimberly said. “We love all styles of music. And with the new album we made . . . we really wrapped in a lot of our love for pop music, and kind of where that cross pollinates with what we love.”
November 10, 2015 @ 7:40 pm
Another one bites the dust!
November 10, 2015 @ 7:46 pm
Yep… they just don’t get it that pop wants nothing to do with them. I haven’t seen a country artists this desperate to cross over to pop before, it’s pretty crazy they’re willing to throw their past and core fanbase away for something that will not work and just ruin them.
November 10, 2015 @ 7:59 pm
If they release a single with Nicki Minaj and it flops too, Kimberly Perry will be trying out for “The Voice” next season.
November 10, 2015 @ 8:08 pm
Nicki Minaj?! If this happens they’re going to flop! Most of their fans hate the likes of Nicki Minaj (and similar talentless pop “artists”). They posed with Taylor Swift and people were hating on her and some on them for hanging with her. They obviously want to exterminate their fanbase hahaha
November 11, 2015 @ 9:37 am
“Trigger, what’s good?!” 😉
November 11, 2015 @ 12:35 pm
Took me a while, but I got it! 🙂
November 14, 2015 @ 2:57 pm
My ears would bleed!!!!!!!!
November 10, 2015 @ 7:48 pm
There were a few country artist in the past has tried to make a pop cd and most of them failed.
November 10, 2015 @ 7:56 pm
That’s because they didn’t have a big pop following. That’s what worked with Taylor Swift, she had a huge pop following while other acts have mainly country fans. If the pop fans don’t buy it then it won’t work.
November 10, 2015 @ 8:06 pm
Yes I know about that; look at Faith Hill, Leann Rimes, Shania Twain because they had few hits on the pop charts during their country cd’s, but they flopped on making a pure pop albums. Your right because Lee Ann Womack made a pop flavored cd but it flopped even Dolly, Roseanne Cash, Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett couldn’t follow the pop scene. Taylor Swift was the most successful in the pop market which I still like her.
November 10, 2015 @ 7:51 pm
I love how radio and CMA are giving them the middle finger and hope it goes on. They looked pissed at the CMA Awards.
November 11, 2015 @ 2:35 am
I’m glad as well, but as long as radio is still playing garbage like Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Cole Swindell I think radio is giving us the middle finger.
November 10, 2015 @ 7:59 pm
I didn’t know they made yellow pop tarts. I also didn’t know that an act could have a bigger identity crisis than the Zac Brown Band. I also don’t know why they think pushing farther into Pop is going to do them any favors. I also don’t know why I’m wasting my time typing about these clowns.
November 10, 2015 @ 8:07 pm
It does sound like they are doubling down on stupid, doesn’t it?
November 10, 2015 @ 8:18 pm
Well, since there’s three of them, I’d say tripling down on stupid 🙂
November 10, 2015 @ 9:43 pm
Maybe they are collaborating with the Zac Brown Band. Then their identity crises would cross over and fuel the others. It is like a “country”/pop crossing of the streams. And no one would give two squirts of goat piss at their mutual self destruction.
This made sense in my head but it has been a long night.
November 10, 2015 @ 10:34 pm
I learned from the Ghostbusters to never cross the streams.
Earl Tom Conley
November 10, 2015 @ 8:12 pm
That has to be the funniest quote I’ve read on this site – to say that the date was pushed back due to a “jolt in creativity”. Well, their last jolt of creativity was taking dumps and shrink wrapping them in CD lemon yellow cd cases…and how did that work out? So it’s totally obvious that this new “creativity” is going to be sooooo much better. I could hear the failure and nervousness in her voice just by reading her quotes. What a joke. Aaaaaawkward…..
November 10, 2015 @ 8:19 pm
They tried to cross over to pop. Worth a try. I however did like Live Forever as a pop song.
November 10, 2015 @ 8:29 pm
They deserve to flop just for the terrible album cover… so stupid.
Seriously what the heck happened to these three? It’s like they’ve lost their minds suddenly.
November 10, 2015 @ 8:29 pm
I was shocked at how they went from a “If I Die Young” high and then devolved into an insane pop sound (complete with crazy costumes and such). It’s almost like watching a sweet kid turn into a brat you don’t want to be around anymore.
In a certain respect though, what’s happened to them has a lot of parallels with how Little Big Town has changed over time.
November 11, 2015 @ 7:44 am
Well, people from their home area often say that they are brats, at least the two brothers riding in Kimberly’s coattails, anyway.
November 11, 2015 @ 8:36 am
Judging by how they look and act now, I’d say they’re showing their true colors. Childish douchebags and their Beyonce wannabe sister.
December 12, 2015 @ 6:28 pm
shutup the band perry are the nicest people ever
they gave money to that one watson family
they give money to cancer charities
November 10, 2015 @ 8:29 pm
Shitty single. Not sluggish. Just plain ol shitty.
November 10, 2015 @ 9:06 pm
Cheesy album cover with a cheesy first single no I take that back about the song. Live Forever is a shitty song.
November 10, 2015 @ 9:19 pm
Maybe Live Forever is dying on the charts but not on my local station where it’s played every 2 hours.
Not listening by choice, everyone at work loves our “new” (ie, re-badged) country station.
Also: that album cover sucks on toast.
November 10, 2015 @ 9:46 pm
Wow. And I thought our local station was a pile of horse shit.
November 10, 2015 @ 9:33 pm
I might never of been good at math, but I can calculate The Band Perry’s equation almost as easy as I can count to 10 with my boots off. HEART+BEAT= SHIT
November 10, 2015 @ 10:20 pm
“Jolt of creative energy”= “We were at the CMA’s and realize that our label let us go in the wrong direction and maybe we have time to put an entire new album together before anyone notices.” – Kimberly Perry
November 10, 2015 @ 10:22 pm
At the very least they were keen enough not to directly compete with Adele on the same release date.
Adele is going to dominate the Billboard 200 for the rest of 2015 once “25” drops, and will likely remain #1 up through around the time of the Grammy Awards. The flop of “Live Forever” aside, it would have been career suicide to try competing with not just her, but Justin Bieber, Coldplay and possibly Drake as well.
If I were The Band Perry, I’d hold off releasing an album until after Spring Break, and anchor it with something that at least show them embracing their lyrical eccentricities and charmful interplay. I get that something like a “Gentle On My Mind” cover-styled track won’t fly at radio in this climate, but I do think it would help them to look back and understand the appeal of tracks like “Lasso” and “Postcard From Paris” and see how they can apply a more authentic modern flourish to them that doesn’t compromise their strengths and genre.
November 11, 2015 @ 9:48 am
Adele . I think everyone agrees she has a unique voice in today’s pop world . But those God-awful lyrics ? WTF ? WHY WHY WHY when an entertainer reaches her status and has their pick of the most amazing songs on the planet from the most amazing writers do they continue to sing such poorly written , poorly crafted and cliched themes ?What kind of an artist CAN’T hear for themselves how bad these songs are and WHY would a serious artist who could sell ANYTHING at this point want to be associated with such poory written material . Yes …I think in THIS case I’m blaming the artist because it certainly isn’t about money or fame or ‘ establishing’ the brand any more . We know people will listen to and purchase just about anything if they think it comes from a ‘ star ‘ . Why wouldn’t THIS star and her handlers have more integrity in the song department ?
November 11, 2015 @ 10:18 am
Adele and her co-writer’s lyrics are nothing original thematically, but I wouldn’t consider them bad at all, either.
“Hello”, for instance, broached a topic that has been broached tens of thousands of times before (the desire to reconcile a relationship but realizing it’s too late)………….but Adele’s interpretation of it is poignant and heartaching. Sometimes, singers know how to elevate what would otherwise be merely adequate lyrics on paper, and Adele is one of them. She absolutely nails it.
Most importantly, though, as trite as some of the lyrics are, I can buy they are true to her experiences. They are easy to relate to. So I’d much rather listen to Adele’s lyrics than those of metro-bro any day, and I don’t even say this in a “lesser of two evils” context.
November 11, 2015 @ 12:10 pm
“They are easy to relate to. So I”™d much rather listen to Adele”™s lyrics than those of metro-bro any day, and I don”™t even say this in a “lesser of two evils” context. ”
Solid point and well taken Nadia . But I’m still bewildered by the fact that often the ” biggest ” stars STILL opt for the lowest common denominator lyrically . They have our ears . They have our money . They have the time , and they have no one to answer to , professionally .They are in a position to give us more than the trite and re-hashed ways of saying something …to allow interesting and fresh ( yet accessible ) songwriting to find exposure….they have every possible way of doing that at their fingertips and so many GREAT writers clamoring for their attention in that respect but don’t seem to want to do any more work than they have to . Is it the artist’ lack of awareness ….an inability to discern OK lyrics from creative and innovative , yet still accessible lyrics ( Bobby Pinson ) ? Or the label saying ” don’t go there …keep it SIMPLE stupid ….it ain’t broke , don’t fix it ” ?
We’ve all heard wonderfully crafted lyrics from ALL eras and genres and yet seemingly across the board today’s lyrics seem to be , perhaps , the most dumbed- down and generally ” safe ” ( too safe ? ) amongst them . ( Maroon Five , Keith Urban , etc… ) I would like to see someone with Adele’s following raise the bar …even just a little , in terms of being a bit more adventurous lyrically AND , in fact , musically . We can take it …I’m certain . A lot of us crave it , I believe . I don’t want to see the same CGI effects in this years’ STAR WARS that I saw in 1977 just because they might still work .
Her new single relies on the same tried and true four chord progression 90% of pop songs use .
November 11, 2015 @ 2:08 pm
Fun fact: The original Star Wars trilogy used more special effects than the prequel trilogy, and yet are heralded as the better pictures, never mind that the storm trooper uniforms were just plastic with white paint.
November 10, 2015 @ 10:27 pm
Maybe the yellow was meant to distract from how terribly weak her vocals sound live?
November 11, 2015 @ 9:51 am
‘Maybe the yellow was meant to distract from how terribly weak her vocals sound live? ‘
Aw c’mon Melissa . Everyone knows you can sing better if you wear yellow . And better still if you wear fuchsia . ( tee hee )
November 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
They really are weak. She’s screamed so much over the years, her vocal cords are shredded.
November 10, 2015 @ 10:59 pm
I’m trying to figure out the metric by which some of these pop-country songs succeed and some fail. I mean, “Live Forever” is bad, but it’s not really any worse than “Crash and Burn” or “Lose My Mind” or Sam Hunt. It’s not “Donkey” bad. So why does this, and say, Eli Young Band’s sellout song fail, while Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell keep succeeding on minimal talent? It’s all shit, but I wonder what makes some of it float and some of it sink.
November 11, 2015 @ 12:17 am
“I”™m trying to figure out the metric by which some of these pop-country songs succeed and some fail.”
Easy, songs by the likes of Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt do well because they are sung by “hot” males – therefore tons of airplay.
Also, I think the identity crisis is what affects EYB and TBP the most. Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt have always been shitty – their fans became their fans because their were making this type of music (that we think sucks but their fanbases love. The majority (I suspect) of TBP fans, however, became fans of theirs because of songs like “If I Die Young” – not this shit they are releasing now. That’s why EYB and TBP are failing at radio – if they can’t even win over their fanbases with these songs, how in the hell are they going to win over radio?
November 11, 2015 @ 7:46 am
What kind of world do we live in where people find Thomas Rhett “hot”?
November 11, 2015 @ 2:02 am
Here’s my take on this.
Both The Band Perry and the Eli Young Band are groups that have demonstrated some distinctive appeal and talent in the past. The Band Perry had a quirky lyrical style and oddball Southern gothic charm while also embracing traditionalist instrumentation at a time there was already a scarcity of it on the radio. The Eli Young Band won early fans over with an earnest, warm and modern interpretation of the Red Dirt sound, working hard and culminating in a couple of studio albums that, while not outstanding, were solid for their knack at hooks, melody and ability to channel themes that were easy to relate to in the spirit of heartland rock and modern country.
Then, both these acts abruptly sold out to the lowest common denominator: willingly sacrificing everything that made them distinctive and appealing in the first place for a failed bid at continued hit radio instant gratification. Most fans saw right through their facades and willingly punished them by turning their shoulders on their tracks.
With Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt, in contrast, they have emerged from the start as willing guinea pigs for the industry.
Rhett rose to prominence through nepotism above all else. Hunt rose to prominence via his connections to Shane McAnally primarily. Neither had to work their way to the top quite like The Band Perry and the Eli Young Band did. It was essentially handed to them on a silver platter and they lapped up whatever trends they were directed to (at least Hunt can be credited for inspiring a broader trend, even if for all the wrong reasons).
The reason why Rhett and Hunt’s singles hit big is that their fans don’t know nor expect better. In contrast, fans of The Band Perry and the Eli Young Band saw through their cynicism and their songs faltered because they were viewed as being something they’re not.
November 11, 2015 @ 8:33 am
Nail on the head. I loved EYB’s level album. They wrote their own songs on that release and had great guitar work and a fairly distinctive sound. The next album was weaker but had high points like Even if it Breaks your Heart. The most recent full length was yet another step down, still some good songs, but clearly grasping for popularity. …and then came that pile of shit that was the metrobro EP. Level was good enough that I bought the next two releases without thinking twice or hearing anything in advance. After that EP, they will need to win me back before they get my dough. If you are listening EYB, go back to the red dirt sound of Level please.
Cool Lester Smooth
November 11, 2015 @ 10:33 am
Eh, Rhett’s daddy didn’t write those hit FGL songs, or Beer With Jesus. That’s what got him the record deal.
The difference between Crash and Burn or Hunt’s stuff and TBP’s crap is that those songs are actually catchy, even if their melodies are stolen and their instruments are fake.
Rhett’s enthusiasm in particular somehow elevates the inane lyrics and nauseating production that characterize most of his catalogue.
TPB is what happens you betray your fan base while lacking any sort of pop charisma.
November 11, 2015 @ 7:47 am
Here’s your metric–EYB and the Band Perry released quality music first. People don’t bite when artists sell out from a place of respect. EYB, The Band Perry, and Gary Allen all failed with their sellout singles and will all return to what made them popular in the first place. You can’t start with quality, go to shit, and expect people to be happy.
November 11, 2015 @ 8:42 am
People know Band Perry can do better and they’re just being lazy and money grabbers. Also the change in image is pathetic, they look like douchelords… what’s with the dancing too? They act like a boyband with a female member. Same for EYB. Huge change from quality to crap… fans don’t like it and don’t want it. Might result in one (or both) acts being dropped when the album flops.
November 11, 2015 @ 9:56 am
“It”™s all shit, but I wonder what makes some of it float and some of it sink.”
One of the absolute BEST quotes I’ve read anywhere , Melissa . EVER !
If you knew the answer to this question ( and we will NOT accept ‘ Payola ‘ as an answer ) you’d surely be crowned All-Knowing Queen of the Galaxy -if Beyonce would give you the crown!
November 11, 2015 @ 5:32 am
Pop tarts at heart? I think they mean pop farts.
November 11, 2015 @ 6:49 am
another album delayed that I wasn’t going to buy anyways.
November 11, 2015 @ 7:16 am
This seems to be handled about as well as Decca’s 1962 Beatles audition.
November 11, 2015 @ 7:22 am
Wait–bad comparison! . . . Too late!
November 22, 2015 @ 2:58 pm
That is true. But at least Decca got The Rolling Stones out of George Harrison’s advice
November 11, 2015 @ 8:11 am
They got the Josh Turner treatment of a delayed album. Looks like the disease affects fake country singers and real country singers. It is an equal opportunity sickness.
November 11, 2015 @ 8:37 am
I might have more sympathy for them if Kimberly Perry hadn’t been so gleeful about not having to actually sound country.
November 11, 2015 @ 8:39 am
The way she says their pop tarts at heart is truly disgusting. Nice way to say screw country, we’re all about pop now.
November 11, 2015 @ 8:48 am
Trying openly to cross over into pop reminds me of the era when country artists were trying to cross over into rockabilly and rock & roll (one advantage of getting old is that you remember shit like this). There were a lot of misses and very few hits. The main difference, as I see it, is that back then country artists were the real deal and not comfortable in other genres, while way too many contemporary acts calling themselves country are pop at heart, I will give Perry points for openly admitting that they’re pop tarts.
November 11, 2015 @ 10:06 am
I hear BONO is working on a bluegrass album with Del McCoury . Apparently Del’s a bit frustrated with the efforts as Bono only wants to sing one note and hold it a long long time in every song . Apparently Bono will ONLY record after a few beers and everyone else has left the studio ( ‘ high and lonesome ‘ ). Also Del is said to be embarrassed when Sonny ….errrr ..Bono…. drops to one knee in Blue Moon Of Kentucky . ” That ain’t no part of nuthin'” Del was quoted as saying .
November 11, 2015 @ 9:36 am
It’s one thing to try too hard . Its another to be SEEN to be trying to hard . That’s called ‘desperation’ . Desperation doesn’t look good on ANYONE ….
November 11, 2015 @ 9:43 am
I wonder how enthused A Thousand Horses is to be on that label.
November 11, 2015 @ 10:07 am
“pop tarts at heart”… does this mean they’ve been using country music as a way to make themselves famous and rich, with no true passion for it?
November 11, 2015 @ 3:36 pm
Their first single showed who they were. There attempts at “growth” after that were good for building a base, but then they regressed to their natural style.
November 11, 2015 @ 10:15 am
The Crossroads with Fall Out Boy and Band Perry was so so so bad.. It was so obviously what direction they wanted to go..
I really like the fact they did Gentle on My Mind though.
November 11, 2015 @ 10:37 am
Wow… I hate that album cover SO + MUCH!
November 11, 2015 @ 2:49 pm
Man, I love hilariously brutal the comment sections can be on here sometimes.
November 11, 2015 @ 2:51 pm
Were pop tarts at heart…… hopefully country music will toast her
November 11, 2015 @ 2:55 pm
November 11, 2015 @ 3:21 pm
I ate up your comment and burnt the shit out of my tongue!
November 11, 2015 @ 5:56 pm
Who’s more country Sam Smith or Sam Hunt? Live Forever is not as bad as Donkey which they both failed miserably.
November 11, 2015 @ 6:07 pm
BAD COUNTRY SONGS: Live Forever donkey crash and burn kick the dust up strip in down burnin’ it down 1994 cruise that’s how we roll Sam Hunt turn it on that’s my kind of night beautiful drug chillin’ it gonna Chase Rice boys round here little red wagon FGL smoke crushin’ it Cole Swindell and Luke Bryan. Smokin and Drinkin’ Jerrod Neimann gonna wanna tonight bro country edm and metro bro country sellouts Jason Aldean pop rap not country.
November 11, 2015 @ 6:56 pm
I got carried away.
November 11, 2015 @ 6:54 pm
My problem with their move is that they aren’t pop enough for pop. They had some crossover with “If I Die Young”, because the song was SO big that the pop stations picked it up. AND it was remixed into a shitty rock arrangement. Their 2nd album had a couple of hits, and they were not hits on pop radio. I actually really liked a lot of stuff on the 2nd record. Its unfortunate that they decided that they needed to homogenize their sound like this. Frankly, its boring.
November 13, 2015 @ 5:43 pm
I had a laugh and a half just now eyeing their official Facebook page and seeing they had posted a pictoral announcement explaining the delay of their forthcoming album: doubling down on the insistence it is attributed solely to jolts of creative inspiration!
(bursts out belly laughing)
Hahaha, that is a good one! Pure comedy gold!
Simply put, their album has been delayed because 1) “Live Forever” flopped……..HARD………and 2) they wisely dared not to go toe to toe with Adele in opening week face-offs. Period.
But nice try spinning it! 😉
Apparently, they’ve also been deleting comments from that post stating the obvious reason their album had been delayed! They certainly are a tetchy, thin-skinned trio.
November 14, 2015 @ 6:51 am
It’s true, I saw one or two comments exposing the truth and they were gone fast. Their attitude at the CMAS already showed how thin-skinned they are and Kimberly’s Twitter should also be an indication that she can’t deal with criticism.
I’m hoping they’re back to the drawing board but am being cautious. Live Forever also came from a “last jolt of creative inspiration” and we all know how that turned out… they also said they made the best music ever for this album and now they are saying they’ve made the best music ever in the past three weeks. So was the music they worked on before NOT their best ever? Is the one they’re working on now the best of the best? Clearly they don’t have similar opinions to most people when it comes to what “the best music” is, but I’ll wait to see how these new jolts of creative energy turn out.
I do wonder how long they spent trying to come up with the most calculated and scripted bullshit statement ever.
November 14, 2015 @ 8:05 am
That statement is not a good look for them. They’re doubling down instead of trying to learn from the mistake of “Live Forever.” I don’t think anyone from the band is actually deleting comments. Clearly they have some big image consultant/PR firm behind all of this. and it’s one of their peons who believes it’s doing them good by squashing dissent. That ALWAYS backfires. Best to let folks say their peace.
November 14, 2015 @ 8:55 am
I’m afraid they might not learn from the mistake and just look at this like radio is the one doing the mistake and Live Forever did not deserve the flop. I get a victim attitude from them right now but I hope I’m wrong. I hope they are making country songs and not bringing in Nicki Minaj and more pop artists to work on it.
They obviously have a social media person/PR deleting the comments and I would understand if the comments were offensive or lies, but all that was said was that the song flopped and that’s why this is happening. I guess their team doesn’t want it to be spread that the song flopped and this new era had a nasty start because it’s too much of a bad look.
November 14, 2015 @ 10:07 am
I’m like Marie G. I’m being cautious about this band right now. They backtracking on what they are saying. And they are contradicting themselves with what they said in interviews when “Live Forever” was released. I just hope they are going back to the drawing board and realize what actual sound got them noticed in the first place. I do wish they would change the cover photo for their new album as well. I would rather have the gold diamond cut heart with the black drop then the yellow face Perrys’ with Heat + Beat written on them.
November 14, 2015 @ 12:50 pm
I like your idea better about the Band Perry’s cd cover.
November 16, 2015 @ 10:44 am
I know this post is a bit old now, but hope Trigger will see this I’m sure he’ll find it interesting: Republic is sending “Live Forever” to Hot AC pop radio. The forced pop cross over continues.
the link: http://headlineplanet.com/home/2015/11/16/the-band-perrys-live-forever-getting-hot-ac-radio-push/
November 16, 2015 @ 11:11 am
Thanks for the link Marie.
November 19, 2015 @ 11:59 am
hey trigger, just thought you might like to know that the Perrys are doing secret shows and christmas shows at several pop radio stations. Links for evidence are here: https://twitter.com/Star1013/status/667410262698266625
https://twitter.com/morgankona/status/666811529648431105 – also performing new pop song In It Together
November 19, 2015 @ 7:12 pm
Yep, I’ve noticed that with some of the stuff I’ve been seeing on Twitter. The last link I saw on my Twitter feed, too. Except, I didn’t know what the song was called, and I couldn’t tell, at first, if Neil was singing or rapping on it. At least, I know now what the song is called.
November 22, 2015 @ 7:43 am
lmao apparently they’re going pop officially… bye bye country.
November 22, 2015 @ 10:52 am
I agree and it is so sad. Because, they did make good country music and they were successful at it. You count the awards they got, AMA’s, CMA’s, and a grammy. Not to mention the number one singles that they did have on the country charts. It is too bad they don’t see that as a way of staying in the country genre. Or perhaps, even though they’ve only been in the country music business for five -six years with two albums under their belt, that they thought they could conquer the pop world too. Who knows? Just my two cents.
November 22, 2015 @ 12:06 pm
They’re delusional if they think they’re going to make as much money in pop. Many pop starlets struggle to sell their music and pull crazy prices on tour to compensate. As far as I can tell TBP are completely irrelevant in the pop world and their new music is High School Musical material at best, I don’t see it doing well with pop fans. They’re probably going to collaborate with Nicki Minaj or another hip hop artist to find some pop success, trying to leap on someone else’s fanbase like leeches. Pop fans don’t care about TBP on their own, so far they haven’t seemed to care about TBP with pop stars either, so we’ll see if this “big collab” will do them any favors.