Dan + Shay Say ‘Steal My Love’ Was ‘The Positivity That We Needed’
Dan + Shay have been cranking out hits for years, and with that comes very memorable music videos. While guest hosting Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country this week, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of the country duo took us back to their 2021 album, Good Things.
“This song is so fun. Since this song came out, we’ve gotten to tour. We did our tour, our headlining arena tour. It popped off there, and then we did this out on the road with Kenny Chesney in stadiums. And there’s no better environment to do this song than in freaking football stadiums in the middle of summer opening for Kenny Chesney. And we had beach balls. We kicked them out into the crowd. [We] feel like Kenny’s crew was like, ‘That’s our trick!'”
Smyers continued, “I still just love the melody of this song. That song, just the minute it starts, the crowd goes wild and they sing it with us and dance. And man, just especially after everything that we had all been through, we were just coming out of the pandemic, like to come out with a single like that that we got to play at our shows was like the positivity that our crowd needed, but also the positivity that we needed. ”
While filming the video in Springfield, Tennessee, Dan + Shay are seen in red jumpsuits running away from robbers. “It was awesome, man. I felt like a Tom Cruise character. We had little zip lines, you know, rolling down and it was a whole deal. But it was so hot. We were those jumpsuits for hours and hours, and it was a two-day shoot, I believe. And we were there and it just sweating through,” Mooney revealed.
Smyers chimed in saying, “Out of our comfort zone a little bit. It was cool, man. It made us have like a whole new appreciation for artists and people who dance on stage. Like just the mental aspect of that, trying to remember those moves. I’m like, Okay, right foot. That’s my left foot.”
Dan + Shay will hit the road in February for their headlining 2024 The Heartbreak On The Map Tour with special guests Ben Rector and Hailey Whitters. For more information, visit danandshay.com and follow Dan + Shay on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok to see more.
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