The Dryes Release “Who Needs To Hear This”
Husband-Wife Duo, The Dryes, Release Their New Single Following Time on NBC’s The Voice
Hot off their run with NBC’s The Voice, The Dryes — comprised of husband and wife duo Derek and Katelyn Drye — teamed up with chart-topping songwriter Corey Crowder (“Im Comin’ Over,” “Famous Friends,” “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen” among others) to pen their new impassioned single, “Who Needs To Hear This.” This song of empowerment is for those who might be in need of a reminder that, no matter the moment and level of adversity they might be facing, everything is going to be okay.
“It’s about being at peace with what you’re feeling and not rushing through it,” says The Dryes. “Flipping on the light too soon can bottleneck the things that need to be felt, and sometimes knowing that you’re not alone is all we need to hear. Our hope for this song is that when someone hears it in their dark times, they’ll be able to put one foot in front of the other. We believe music is healing, and we hope our fans and new listeners will feel exactly that when they listen to this song.”
Previously, the duo released single “House on Fire,” a passionate make-up song, pointing back to the initial desires felt from a burgeoning relationship. The track succeeded the release of “YES,” which had American Songwriter noting The Dryes ability to “showcase the power of loving someone.”
The duos cheerful, happy go lucky single “Take You Dancin,’” received a stand alone piece in Billboard where acclaimed music journalist Annie Rueter shared, “The Dryes kick things up a notch in its infectious new single…the feel-good tune has Derek and Katelyn Drye sharing harmonies on the foot- stomping number.”
The couple launched their career in 2018 with single, “War,” a song based upon Derek Dryes’ personal dealings with his mother’s suicide when he was a child and paired with an incredibly touching and sincere music video which was spotlighted by CMT. The song catapulted on Spotify and respective official playlists and now logs over seven million streams. It was within that searing pain that listeners heard in the song — and in the entirety of their debut EP Vol. 1 — that a growing legion of fans found a refuge of sorts within this couple that refused to shy away from their truth. And they did it all independently, playing by their own rules.
Following the powerful launch, Katelyn and Derek Drye continued their fast-paced growth in 2019, catching attention and praise from notable outlets including The Boot and Cowboys & Indians. Jon Freeman of Rolling Stone Country raved about their debut single “Amen” stating: “The Dryes sing their origin story in the slinky ‘Amen,’ mingling potent sexuality with the salvation of love. ‘I met him singing in the church choir, lit up my heart like that holy fire,’ sings Katelyn Drye over a scuzzy guitar riff that recalls Norman Greenbaum’s classic ‘Spirit in the Sky’ and a strutting beat that could make the most conservative church lady clutch her pearls. Derek adds harmonies in the chorus breakdown, a down-low gospel chant that asks the rhetorical question: ‘Can I get an amen?’ With a groove this tough, absolutely.”
You can listen to The Dryes new single, “Who Needs to Hear This,” on Spotify right now.