Why Don't We
What do you do after three years in front of sold-out major venues worldwide, billions of streams, platinum and gold plaques, and millions of messages and comments from an adoring audience? The Los Angeles band—Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron—flatlined all social media, picked up their instruments, and personally wrote, recorded, and co-produced their next chapter themselves. Powering up pop with D.I.Y. energy, the guys kickstarted their evolution through a combination of deft musicality and bold experimentation. As a result, Why Don’t We come to life on their 2021 second full-length, The Good Times and The Bad Ones. A tireless grind brought them to this point. Since emerging in 2016, Why Don’t We rocketed to the forefront of popular music and culture on their own terms. They achieved unprecedented success highlighted by upwards of 3 billion global streams, 670 million YouTube views, two RIAA Platinum-certified singles, four RIAA Gold-certified singles, a Top 10 bow on the Billboard Top 200 for their full-length debut 8 Letters, and a social media imprint of over 5 million followers. Beyond selling out shows on multiple continents, they’ve graced historic stages, including Radio City Music Hall and many more. While on the road, the group turned their attention to the future. The musicians wrote backstage, on tour buses, and in hotel rooms. Unable to contain the excitement, short social media snippets sent fans into a frenzy in 2019. Returning from the road, they planned to go silent on social media for three months. When COVID-19 hit, those three months turned into nine months. Using Daniel’s home studio as a creative hub, the guys tracked parts one at a time. Each member rotated instruments, spanning guitar, bass, piano, and even cello. In the end, Why Don’t We aren’t just the band they always wanted to be; they’re the band that pop music has been begging for.