Is Dan + Shay’s ‘Tequila’ a Hit? Listen and Sound Off!
Strong sense of melody and even stronger vocals once again characterize a Dan + Shay single. "Tequila," the duo's first single from a third studio album, shows that even though things have changed for them personally, their style remains pure.
Thematically, compare "Tequila" to "How Not To," the only other breakup hit Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have released to to radio. During this mid-tempo, polished, pop-country heartbreaker, Mooney sings of the memories that coming flooding back every time he sips tequila — and he's more than willing to continue.
Smyers, Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds waste little in describing how one sense can flood the others in the worst possible ways. The pain is vivid and full of color, and Mooney sings it like he's lived it. Dan + Shay are fine interpreters of song with a commitment to the same style of country music that they introduced in 2013.
Did You Know?: As they prepare their studio album together, both Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are family men with Smyers getting married in 2017 and Mooney getting married and becoming a father in 2017.
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Dan + Shay's "Tequila" Lyrics:
I can still shut down a party / I can hang with anybody / I can drink whiskey and red wine / Champagne and all night / A little scotch on the rocks and I'm fine, I'm fine.
When I taste tequila / Baby I still see ya / Cutting up the floor in a sorority t-shirt / The same one you wore when we were / Sky high in Colorado, lips pressed against a bottle / Swearing on a bible baby I'd never leave ya / I remember how bad I need ya / When I taste tequila, when I taste tequila.
I can kiss somebody brand new / And not even think about you / I can show up to the same bar, hear the same songs in my car / Baby your memory only hits me this hard.
I ain't even drunk, I ain't drunk and I'm thinking / How I need your love, how I need your love, yeah it sinks in.