As the kind of person whose favorite Lady Gaga songs are “Speechless” and the Mutt Lange-produced, country-tinged power ballad “You and I,” it should be no surprise that “Million Reasons” is really doing it for me. The song, co-written by frequent collaborator Hillary Lindsey, is mournful and montage-ready, the story of a tumultuous love worth saving (so... not about Taylor Kinney?) that features a gut-punch of a chorus—one that’s begging to be heard live.

I bow down to pray

(I try to make the worst seem better)

Lord, show me the way

(To cut through all this worn out leather)

I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away,

But baby I just need one good one to say

Like “Speechless” and “You and I,” it’s Gaga putting her vocals and songwriting first, and the production—dare I call it “simple”—is a sigh of relief after the screeching cacophony of her lead single from Joanne, “Perfect Illusion.”

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Joanne drops October 21. You can watch Gaga perform “Million Reasons” and two more tracks from the album here.