Finally, the day fans have been waiting for! The eighth release of 2019 as part of 8/12, ‘What Am I’. So far, Why Don’t We have released a single every month with the extra bonus of themed merchandise!
As the Limelights patiently waited for 8/12, the boys teased with the cover artwork, which features the band, Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson, Zach Herron, Jonah Marais and Jack Avery, posing at the beach at sunset.
Preparing for the songs arrival, they claimed that a bigger project is in the works as they wrote, ‘This is not just 8/12’.
‘What Am I’ is penned by Ed Sheeran and is produced by Steve Mac. Known for their prolific and creative output, ‘What Am I’ is just one of their many new singles of 2019, along with ‘I Don’t Belong In This Club’ featuring Macklemore, ‘Come To Brazil’, ‘Unbelievable and more.
Each member posted on their Instagram a snippet of the song with the caption, ‘What Am I – is an important one for our career’
The song begins with band member Corbyn Besson going straight into his verse which is talking about meeting a girl ‘on a Monday evening’. Each member uses their own unique voices that then collectively make this song so beautiful.
Along with this heartwarming song, Why Don’t We also released a music video directed by Andy Hines.
The music video begins with Daniel standing on the beach, it then quickly changes to show a room filled with people and some of the band members are asleep. Jonah is sat at a piano, playing chords before standing up and walking away with a coffee. The screen turns black and informs the audience that it is set the day before, the last day of summer. During the video, each band member is telling a story accompanied by a girl. Not only is it an incredible song but the music video portrays the song perfectly.
Limelights have taken to social media to show their support and love for the song and band, even posting selfies with the hashtag ‘SelfiesForWhatAmI’.
Currently, the song stands at number 3 in the music charts, just 24 hours after it’s release and just below Taylor Swift and Lizzo.
Earlier this month, Why Don’t We took home the award for Choice Music Group at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, in addition to receiving a nomination for Best Group at this year’s upcoming 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Follow the instructions below and vote on MTV’s Instagram here
Wow. This is crazy. Nominated for Best Group at the @MTV VMA’s…
Here’s how to vote:
• Go to @MTV on Instagram (https://t.co/6ixUIZnxOe)
• Swipe up on the story that has us on it – voting is unlimited so you can swipe up all you want hah
• Voting ends at 1pm EST pic.twitter.com/ygkDZ1Lyzw
— Why Don’t We (@whydontwemusic) August 19, 2019
The band will bring their wildly successful 8 Letters Tour to Europe in October. The global headline tour has begun in America and will also visit Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It includes two dates at London’s Eventim Apollo, and many extra dates added due to overwhelming demand.
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