3x GRAMMY-winning duo Dan + Shay have finally returned – and they’re back in a very big way. The celebrated singer/songwrtiers are sharing the first new music created following a turbulent few years that was kept private until the recent surprise-release of The Drive, a revelatory short film which finds Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney giving a soul-baring review of the struggles and triumphs they faced behind closed doors. Lead single “Save Me The Trouble” is the first offering from their just-anounced forthcoming fifth studio album, Bigger Houses, co-produced by Smyers and set to release worldwide on September 15th via Warner Music Nashville. The acclaimed duo also delighted fans with the release of two more new songs from Bigger Houses – “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 explained, “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.”
Featuring an ascending melody that builds into an explosive chorus, “Save Me The Trouble” showcases a sound indicative of the new record’s direction that emphasizes a more live, stripped-down feel. “I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder of a song that I am this one,” added Smyers. “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 long-awaited new music follows the duo’s record shattering, critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning album, Good Things. Also co-produced by Smyers, the highly imaginative LP featured their most recent country radio No. 1’s – the Platinum-certified hits “I Should Probably Go To Bed” and 2x Platinum “Glad You Exist,” which marked the duo’s sixth consecutive No.1 and ninth career No.1, as well as the 5x Multi-Platinum global smash “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber. In addition, Good Things was the first country album in the streaming era to achieve RIAA Gold certification at release and is one of the only 12 albums all-genre to be released and go Gold in 2021.