Party Mode

Album: Blue In The Sky (2022)
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  • Dustin Lynch kicks off his Blue In The Sky album with this rousing ode to getting back out there after ending a relationship. Jerry Flowers, Ryan Beaver, Roman Alexander, Jared Keim and Matt McGinn penned the optimistic post-breakup song.
  • The five songwriters sent Lynch "Party Mode" at just at the right time. The country star had recently suffered a bad split with his model girlfriend, Kelli Seymour, and after he'd barely slept for weeks, his buddies were getting concerned. A night out with them in downtown Nashville, hitting the honky-tonks, lifted Lynch. "I just remember this sense of this weight coming off of me and this new feeling of going, 'Let's embrace the unknown. That's the past, and we got the whole rest of life in front of us,'" Lynch told Apple Music. "That excites me."

    It wasn't long after his night out with his buddies that this song arrived in his inbox. "I think that's why 'Party Mode' really jumped out at me, because it is a breakup song, but it's fun," said Lynch.
  • Dustin Lynch and Kelli Seymour first met on Instagram and spent some time chatting virtually before meeting in person. They made their public debut as a couple at the 2019 CMA Awards on November 13, 2019. Dustin and Kelli dated for a couple of years before breaking up in the fall of 2021.

    Lynch's relationship and split from Kelli Seymour influenced the Blue In The Sky album. "I was in a relationship, my girlfriend moves in with me, and that was new. During the start of the creative process, that was happening," he told Hollywood Life. "Then we broke up and that was a phase of writing. So then we got through that and embraced the optimism of life's new journey and those unknowns. So it was a few phases of my personal life all wrapped in one there, too."
  • Lynch named his 17-city spring 2022 tour the Party Mode Tour.

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