Hayes takes "One Shot"
Thursday, August 30, 2018
– Hunter Hayes is out with "One Shot," his second new song released this month.
The song can be heard online on various platforms, such as Spotify.
Hayes released a one-take vertical video exclusively to Spotify that follows Hayes on a stroll through downtown Nashville.
"'One Shot' is about a night that I don't remember...but Instagram does," joked Hayes. "It's the first song that I'd written by myself in about five years. I wrote it assuming no one else would hear it so it almost borderlines on too honest. There are even some things I probably could have left out. We've all had those nights where we remember some of it, but forget a lot of it and owning up to my own experience with that is a whole different kind of confessional through music that I've never attempted before."
Hayes just rolled out the initial installment of his drinking game, #NoFilter, featuring singer/songwriter Dave Barnes. Each episode will highlight a different special guest who takes turns with Hayes presenting statements that the other must determine as true or false. A wrong guess results in the guesser having to take a shot.
Hayes released "Dear God" earlier this month. He wrote the song with pop artist Andy Grammer and Dave Spencer.
Hayes' last disc was "The 21 Project" in 2015. There was no word on when a new disc would be released.
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