“Glad You Exist”
Dan + Shay
Written by Ryan Lewis, Shay Mooney, Tayla Parx, Jordan Reynolds, and Dan Smyers
This has nothing to do with country music.
Perhaps I’m stating the obvious. Or perhaps I’m showing my age. Am I now one of those grizzly old traditionalists who complains “this isn’t country?”
Maybe. But I know late nineties boy band pop when I hear it. “Glad You Exist” owes its own existence to the harmonies and melodies of the Backstreet Boys.
They made good pop records, by the way. Better than this pop record, which starts off with a decent acoustic section before becoming cluttered in the chorus, as if they didn’t trust their ability to up the emotional ante with their vocals.
It’s all too much and not nearly enough.