Dan + Shay brought the title track of their latest album to The Voice for the Season 24 finale. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney performed an acoustic version of “Bigger Houses,” sitting atop a small house, ahead of Huntley being crowned the winner.
Prior to their performance, Dan + Shay said they were “crashing the party,” before they return as coaches in Season 25.
“We had to come see our buddy, Niall,” Mooney shared. “They’ve got amazing teams. We’re still trying to learn and figure this all out, so we’re excited to be here.”
“It’s two chairs, but one button, and they’re actually connected,” Smyers explained to Variety. “It’s kind of one big platform. It’s definitely a spectacle. We’ve worked with them a lot. You know, we were mentors for Blake, for Blake’s team …We got to do that show a few times, and I guess that was kind of our tryout back then.”
Dan + Shay released Bigger Houses in September. The record also includes their latest single, “Save Me The Trouble,” currently in the Top 5.
“Some of our records have been more pop- or hip-hop/R&B-infused, but on this record, I wanted to make tracks that we could hop up at any bar anywhere with our live band and play the songs as they were recorded,” Smyers said when announcing their fifth studio album. “Ultimately, this music, this whole album is something that I’ll be able to look back on in a decade or two and be really proud of the way it turned out.”
“I had fallen out of love with music because I was chasing the wrong thing. I was chasing social media,” Smyers told People. “I needed to re-fall in love with music before I could sort out my relationship with Dan + Shay.”
“We’ve gotten to this place where we’ve gotten to do so many cool things together, but we hadn’t really gotten to take time to appreciate what we had been able to do and we were just unhappy,” added Mooney.
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