New Dan + Shay music is in the foreseeable future.
The duo teased new music is near while joining Audacy’s Katie Neal for the Superstar Power Hour and according to them, it’s going to be well worth the wait,
“We’re going to have new music by the end of the year and I’m fired up for it,” Dan Smyers revealed. “We’re nearing the end of this yet-to-be announced album, It’s been a few years in the works, we don’t quite have all the details yet — we’re ironing them out as we go — but it’s definitely our best yet. We’re so proud of it and I’m just so excited to get this out there to the people.”
While new music from the power duo is exciting no matter what, they raised the anticipation by saying the forthcoming project is by far their best work to date.
“I can speak for both of us when I say this is the most fun we’ve had making an album,” Shay Mooney shared. “Usually you have two or three months — I don’t want to say to throw it together because we’ve always taken our time — but you just don’t have much time in between touring and running around all over the place. This is the first time we’ve really been able to take our time and try to make a cohesive project and really dive all the way in.”
The pair has never had any trouble connecting with fans through their music and always shoot to the top of the Country charts whenever new music drops, however the charts aren’t their focus for this era of their music.
“Getting it out into the world is going to be the win and everything beyond that is just a bonus,” said Dan.
Added Shay, “We’re in this really cool place in our life right now, where I think we’ve redefined what we see success as and we’ve kind of thought of this project as we’re going to make the album that we want to make and speak from our heart, sing what we know and not try to be anything other than just unapologetically Dan + Shay.”
Hear more from the guys including details surrounding their collaboration with Charlie Puth, why they manage their own social media accounts and how Shay got sucked into 5AM workouts with Thomas Rhett by listening to their full interview with Katie Neal above.
Words by Monica Rivera Interview by Katie Neal