It’s not always about patron and clothes falling off, or going ten rounds with Jose Cuervo. Sometimes, if you’re careful, you can write a song about tequila that’s not about a party. And if you’re Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, you can even make it a ballad.
Dan + Shay fans may want to grab a shot glass and pour themselves some “Tequila” … or they can just listen to the country music duo’s brand new single of the same name.
The Nashville based singer/songwriters are setting the stage for 2018 with their brand new song “Tequila,” and no, it’s not the drinking song that you might expect just by reading the track’s title. In fact, the meaning of the song is something extremely relatable.
Here’s the twist between title and content
Rather than penning lyrics about downing shots and partying the night away, the songwriters flipped the script and wrote a number of the memories that come flooding back every time the lovelorn guy sips tequila.
The guys sing in the chorus:
But 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, your lips pressed against the 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
Dan + Shay shared that the song came out of a writing session at Ocean Way in Nashville with two of their favorite songwriters Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon. Jordan had suggested writing a song called “Tequila,” which at first sounded like a “fun party song, kind of up-tempo vibe.” But the guys took it to the next level by making the story a bit more nostalgic. The duo explains they are particularly proud of how the song transformed into the finished product.
“Tequila” is the first new piece of new music from Dan + Shay since they released from their 2016 album Obsessed, and the song is only the beginning of new music from the duo this year.
Dan + Shay shot the video for their latest single in Breckenridge, Colorado. Patrick Tracy, the director of the music video, said that the focus of the video is both the “beauty of Colorado and raising awareness for the deaf community.”
So if you want to have a full grasp of what the song is all about, watch this video.
Tequila is a Mexican alcoholic drink made from the agave plant. Other artists that have released songs inspired by the beverage include The Champs, The Eagles, Joe Nichols, Kenny Chesney and. Randy Rogers Band.