Country duo Dan + Shay teamed with pop superstar Kelly Clarkson for a brand-new single called “Keeping Score.” The ruminating track is featured on the award-winning country duo’s upcoming self-titled third studio album which is slated to drop on June 22 via Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville.
Dan Smyers co-wrote “Keeping Score” with Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz. The icon video for the sweeping ballad (attached above) was posted June 14 and the song serves up a perfect blend of the three artists’ stunning vocals. Shay Mooney kicks it off softly against a delicate piano and Smyers and Clarkson join in on the second half of the first verse. The Grammy-winning songstress’ unparalleled voice is sweetly matched to the duo’s signature harmonies as they sing about the importance of being present and in the moment with a loved one, instead of thinking about what the future holds.
The chorus states: “I know I’m only human/Don’t know how many sunsets I got left/And I don’t want to ruin this moment/By wondering what comes next/I just want to love you/Like its all I’m living for/Hold you close, enjoy you more/And spend a little less time keeping score.”
“Keeping Score” follows the new album’s hit lead single “Tequila,” and subsequent releases “Speechless” and “All to Myself.” “Tequila” charted well, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and No. 6 on Billboard Country Airplay. Dan + Shay is the highly-anticipated follow up to the duo’s 2016 UK Country chart-topping album Obsessed.
Clarkson’s eighth studio album, Meaning of Life, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Its most recent single, "Heat," was released on June 8. The “Stronger” singer recently hosted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and is slated to receive the Icon Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards on June 22, the day Dan + Shay’s new album drops. Kelly Clarkson will perform live at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. (Click here to purchase tickets from AXS).