Friday, July 14, 2023 – Dan + Shay finally returned today – with a new single out plus two other songs. And the duo, who had internal issues that seemingly were resolved, will be out with their fifth studio album, "Bigger Houses" on Sept. 15 via Warner Music Nashville.
Lead single "Save Me The Trouble" is the first offering from "Bigger Houses," co-produced by Smyers. The duo also released "Heartbreak On The Map" and title track "Bigger Houses" – along with official music videos for all three.
"Some of our records have been more pop- or hip-hop/R&B-infused," Smyers said, "but on this record, I wanted to make tracks that we could hop up at any bar anywhere with our live band and play the songs as they were recorded. Ultimately, this music, this whole album, is something that I'll be able to look back on in a decade or two and be really proud of the way it turned out."
Speaking of "Save Me The Trouble" and its stripped-down feel, Smyers said, "I don't think I've ever been prouder of a song that I am this one. We wanted to have something that was a real moment, and when we started writing this, it felt like it could be something big. I wanted every section to build, and even in the second chorus, when you're like, 'Okay, there's no way it could possibly get any crazier,' then Shay takes off even further."
The track listing is:
1. Breakin' Up With a Broken Heart - Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley
2. Save Me The Trouble - Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Ashley Gorley, Jordan Minton, Jordan Reynolds
3. Heartbreak On The Map - Dan Smyers, Jimmy Robbins, Ernest Keith Smith
4. Always Gonna Be - Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Ashley Gorley, Jordan Minton, Jordan Reynolds
5. For The Both of Us - Dan Smyers, Andy Albert, Jordan Reynolds
6. Then Again - Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Andy Albert, Lori McKenna, Jordan Reynolds
7. Heaven + Back - Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson
8. What Took You So Long - Dan Smyers, Jordan Minton, Jordan Reynolds, Jimmy Robbins
9. Missing Someone - Trannie Anderson, Adam Doleac, Dylan Guthro, Gordie Sampson
10. We Should Get Married - Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Andy Albert
11. Neon Cowgirl - Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Zach Crowell, Jessie Jo Dillon, Ashley Gorley
12. Bigger Houses - Dan Smyers, Andy Albert, Jordan Minton, Jordan Reynolds
Dan + Shay will share several new tracks live next Friday as part of this summer's Citi Concert Series on TODAY.
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