Two of the most powerful voices in music have joined forces for a new country ballad “Keeping Score,” the latest release from Dan + Shay.
Of course, I’m talking about Kelly Clarkson and Shay Mooney of Dan+Shay, both known for their extraordinary vocals. Each takes turn on a verses in the new tune and join on the chorus with Dan Smyers adding background vocals.
“It is such an honor for us to sing this duet with Kelly,” said Dan Smyers. “Not only is she one of the most incredible vocalists of our generation, she is one of the most genuine, kind-hearted people we have ever met. We’re glad this song resonated with her as much as it did with us.”
The new song, written by Smyers, Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz, finds the trio singing about being in love, slowing things down and focusing on what matters most as opposed to “keeping score” of things they won’t remember down the line.
“I know I’m only human / Don’t know how many sunsets I got left / And I don’t wanna ruin / This moment by wondering what comes next / I just want to love you like it’s all I’m living for / Hold you close, enjoy you more / And spend a little less time keeping score,” they sing in the chorus.
“Keeping Score” is the fifth new track released from the duo’s upcoming self-titled album, due out June 22. It follows Dan+Shay’s current single “Tequila,” as well as tracks “Alone Together,” “Speechless” and “All To Myself.”