Dan + Shay Release ‘Glad You Exist’: ‘It’s a Message of Gratitude and Hope’

Dan + Shay‘s new single, “Glad You Exist,” is out! The song, which follows their No. 1 single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed,” is the duo’s way to say thank you to their friends, family and fans, for the way they have supported their music and careers, especially during the turmoil of the last year.

“To us, ‘Glad You Exist’ is more than just a song,” Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney said of the song, which they co-wrote with Ryan Lewis, Tayla Parx and Jordan Reynolds. “It’s a message of gratitude and hope. A message to everyone in our lives: our fans, our friends, our families, to remind them all how grateful we are to be on the planet at the same time. It’s truly remarkable when you think about it. We’ve spent the majority of the past year, like many others, searching for answers and a sense of normalcy, but finding comfort in memories of better days (that we all know will return soon).

“Concerts, bonfires, road trips with friends, even the simple things like date night at a restaurant, or beers at a bar during a football game,” they continued. “This song has taken on a new meaning not being able to see our loved ones in person, but throughout history, music has always had a special way of bringing people together, even when we are furthest apart. These words hold a special place in our hearts, and hopefully they will in yours too. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again (and again). We’re just so glad you exist. Every. Single. One of you.”

Dan + Shay’s “Glad You Exist” will likely be on a new album, which Smyers has been working on while off the road.

“I have unlimited time on my hands to really focus on it and dive in,” Smyers previously told The Tennessean. “At the end of the day, I don’t want to have anything or anyone else to blame if something isn’t successful. I don’t want to say, ‘Well, we didn’t have enough time to make it.’ No, I have infinite time on my hands right now.”

Download “Glad You Exist” at DanandShay.com.