Why Don't We 'Slow Down': How to live stream, cover art, concept and all you need to know about the single

'Yup, new single 'Slow Down' out now!! this one has been on repeat for a few months. i hope you love this one, it’s my favorite,' said Corbyn Besson

                            Why Don't We 'Slow Down': How to live stream, cover art, concept and all you need to know about the single
Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, Zach Herron and Jack Avery (Getty Images)

Why Don't We have surprise-dropped a brand-new single 'Slow Down' at midnight on December 17. Commonly abbreviated WDW, Why Don't We is an American boy band consisting of members Zach Herron, Jack Avery, Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson and Jonah Marais. The group formed in 2016 and has released one studio album, six EPs, and several singles, with a strong following and loyal fanbase to date. WDW has seen prominent commercial success, winning the Choice Music Group award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards and honored with two nominations for an MTV Video Music Award.

If you haven't been acquainted with the group before, 'Slow Down' is a stunning introduction. Here's what we know of the track so far, along with info on how to stream.

Release date

As mentioned above, 'Slow Down' released on Thursday, December 17, and arrived without any previous announcements or teasers. Described by Besson as his "favorite" the singer announced the song's release on Twitter. "Yup, new single 'Slow Down' out now!!" he wrote, adding, "this one has been on repeat for a few months. I hope you love this one, it’s my favorite."

Why Don't We also shared a video announcement of the song, in which the group are seen walking into a local store from a security camera perspective and smacking items of the shelves. Check it out below.



'Slow Down' is a dreamy, mid-tempo pop-rock track that features the group crooning for a lover during a broken relationship with lyrics like, "I think we need a little California 'cation. We took a shot at this but maybe we’re too wasted. It's hard to swallow but I know we gotta chase it, oh." The song also samples from The Smashing Pumpkins iconic hit '1979'.

'Slow Down' will feature on the group's upcoming sophomore full-length, titled 'The Good Times and The Bad Ones'. The album is scheduled to drop on January 15, 2021, through Atlantic and Warner Records.

“These last few years have been an absolute whirlwind for us. From moving out to LA as a band and touring the world, to falling in and out of love, and now being locked inside for months," WDW speaking of the album on social media, according to Just Jared Jr. “Life has been amazing, and equally tough. But you have to do your best to make something beautiful out of it all, so that’s what we did. We put everything into this album. We hope it helps you enjoy the good times and push through the bad ones." 

Cover art

Besson shared the cover art for the track on his Instagram. Check it out by clicking here

How to stream

You can either listen to the official audio up on YouTube, shared below, or click here for links to downloading/streaming platforms, as well as merch.


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