Country duo Dan+Shay have released the video for their hit song 'How Not To' and it focuses on a relationship blossomed in Alcoholics Anonymous.
This article appeared at soberinfo.com
Dan + Shay have scored another number one hit with their latest single, “How Not To,” a powerful ballad about a guy trying and failing to get over his ex-girlfriend. The song is strong enough to stand on its own without a powerful video, but that’s not exactly Dan + Shay’s style. Instead, they chose to shake things up a bit by expanding on the theme of addiction in the lyrics.
Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers tells Rare Country,
“The song is about being addicted to someone and not being able to put that person down. So, we decided to tackle an issue on it. We tackled the issue of alcoholism.”
In the video, two strangers meet at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting after they each hit rock bottom in their personal lives. The flashback scenes are pretty dark, as you see the guy and the girl in the throes of their battle with alcohol. The video doesn’t wallow in that darkness, though.
The “How Not To” video doesn’t sugarcoat how alcoholism can rip families and relationships apart, though. So far, fans have been thanking Dan and his singing partner, Shay Mooney, for tackling this issue head-on in the clip.
“Either it’s them or someone in their family [who]has dealt with alcoholism. I think a lot of people have had that in their family. I know in my family, we’ve had a past of that. I know that’s a very, very hard thing to go through.”