Fans of The Band Perry don’t need to worry, the band isn’t going “pop” anytime soon.
When Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry announced they were splitting from Big Machine Label and moving over to Interscope Records and Universal Music Nashville, fans automatically assumed they were switching genres/
“Folks were freaking out for a half-minute, like, ‘Interscope, is that a pop label?!’” Kimberly Perry tells Taste of Country. “Here’s what people forget: We were signed to Republic Nashville [a division of BMLG] originally. The reason that we did that deal was so that our partner in New York, Republic, could take songs like “If I Die Young,” after they grew up at country, to the rest of the world.”
They do hope however that their songs will get played on pop radio just like their single “If I Die Young,” was.
“Of course we wanna set the record straight,” the siblings say, “but so much bigger than that, we just really wanted to write a piece of music that anybody who’s walking through a challenging moment can kind of come up next to them and hold their hand as they’re walking through it and go, ‘Look, you might be down for a minute, but you’re gonna get back on your feet because you’re made of something strong and great.’”