Music You Should Know: Dan + Shay and 5 Seconds of Summer

Music You Should Know: Dan + Shay and 5 Seconds of Summer

Sometimes, relationships don’t go as we hoped or planned. This week’s picks are all about the emotional roller-coaster that comes with love lost and a strained relationship.

Dan + Shay — Tequila

“Tequila” is the lead single off of Dan + Shay’s self-titled third studio album, and is their first song to enter the . A piano ballad that’s dipping its toes into pop territory, “Tequila” is a┬ánostalgic tune about how a specific thing can stir up a strong memory for someone.

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 — “Tequila” by Dan + Shay

While the song is amazing, the music video is absolutely beautiful. The video follows the love story of a young skier who finds a lone hiker who is deaf. Throughout the video, we see them learn how to communicate with each other, which is absolutely beautiful to see. As you can imagine, the word “Tequila” was one of the most prominently featured words that the hiker taught the skier in sign language.


Many fans praised the duo for not only the beautiful video, but also for their advocacy for the deaf community. Furthermore, they were also praised for breaking down barriers in their videos.

Five Seconds of Summer — Youngblood

After a three year hiatus, 5sos is back with their third studio album “Youngblood.” And, the title track is definitely shows lyrical maturity, and is bursting with passion. The song discusses the anger and frustration that occurs when a relationship becomes turbulent. It starts out slow, however, by the time the chorus rolls around, the beat intensifies. Add in their emotional lyrics, and you have a song that is both beautiful and catchy. Definitely not an easy feat!

Remember the words you told me, love me ’til the day I die
Surrender my everything ’cause you made me believe you’re mine
Yeah, you used to call me baby, now you calling me by name
Takes one to know one, yeah
You beat me at my own damn game — “Youngblood” by Five Seconds of Summer.

Furthermore, this song is just one example that really the band’s growth and maturity from their previous efforts on their new album. However, while this song packs a powerful song, it still has a beat that you can get up and dance to.

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