Dan + Shay Release Tear-Jerking New Music Video for Fatherhood-Inspired 'When I Pray for You'
The emotional song will appear on The Shack soundtrack, due Feb. 24
In the clip, the country duo — Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney — are seen performing their new track “When I Pray for You” in a forest, in between scenes from the upcoming spiritual movie, which stars Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington.
Among the track’s pull-at-your heartstrings lyrics? “I talked to God about you / And I ain’t even met you yet / Everybody’s waitin’ on you here / I can’t wait to feel your heartbeat when I lay you on my chest / I’m already holding back my tears / I want to be the dad that my dad was / I hope that I don’t mess this whole thing up.”
Smyers opened up about “When I Pray for You,” telling PEOPLE in an exclusive statement: “It was an honor to have a song that means so much to us featured in a movie as powerful as The Shack. We were able to blend beautiful scenes from the movie with epic performance shots we filmed in Tennessee. This is our first time being a part of a soundtrack, and to make a music video for it was icing on the cake!”