Dan + Shay are "Glad You Exist"
Thursday, February 4, 2021
– Dan + Shay have released a new single "Glad You Exist."
The song goes for adds at radio on Monday.
Fresh off their fifth consecutive and eighth number one single "I Should Probably Go To Bed," the duo's new song comes with a message of hope and gratitude.
Written by the duo's Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney alongside Ryan Lewis, Tayla Parx and Jordan Reynolds, "Glad You Exist" was announced to fans Tuesday night with a message from the duo: "To us, 'Glad You Exist' is more than just a song. It's a message of gratitude and hope. A message to everyone in our lives: our fans, our friends, our families, to remind them all how grateful we are to be on the planet at the same time. It's truly remarkable when you think about it. We've spent the majority of the past year, like many others, searching for answers and a sense of normalcy, but finding comfort in memories of better days (that we all know will return soon)."
"Concerts, bonfires, road trips with friends, even the simple things like date night at a restaurant or beers at a bar during a football game. This song has taken on a new meaning not being able to see our loved ones in person, but throughout history, music has always had a special way of bringing people together, even when we are furthest apart. These words hold a special place in our hearts, and hopefully they will in yours too. We've said it before, and we'll say it again (and again). We're just so glad you exist. Every. Single. One of you."
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