“How Not To”
Dan + Shay
Written by Kevin Bard, Paul DiGiovanni, and Adam Hambrick
If I wasn’t watching the video with my own eyes, I would swear that “How Not To” was a Flatts track. Not quite as nasally as a Gary LeVox lead vocal, but all of the other elements are there. A decent melody, harmonies a bit higher than most male vocal groups, and a powered up chorus that recalls Journey as much as it does Alabama.
It’s all pretty bland and inoffensive, which makes it a lot more tolerable than quite a bit of what’s on the radio right now.