Wednesday, August 8, 2018
– Only a month after releasing a self-titled disc, Dan + Shay are released raw recordings of their previously recorded music.
At midnight on Thursday, the duo released their megahit "Tequila" along with their new single "Speechless" in a capella versions.
Dan Smyers, one-half of the duo, tweeted, "While we were making the self-titled record, I stumbled upon the 30th Anniversary Collection of one of my favorite records of all time, Pet Sounds by @TheBeachBoys. Disc 3 is all soloed vocal tracks. I spent months listening to and studying the BRILLIANT harmony structure..."
"And finding inspiration that I applied to our vocal production. The fact that their a cappella tracks are available for listening made me want to release ours to the fans who like to dig deeper. Tonight at midnight, we'll be releasing full versions of our soloed vocals."
"Hopefully, if you like the fully produced studio versions of our songs, you'll enjoy the raw and exposed vocal tracks. And I hope, that maybe someday, they might inspire a young singer or producer, like myself, to create something special."
The duo of Shay Mooney and Smyers put out their third disc on June 22, featuring the hit "Tequila."