Dan Layus

Artist bio

When rock band Augustana's original lineup disbanded in earlier this decade, frontman Dan Layus continued recording under that name until now. The Nashville-based musician is set to release his debut solo album "Dangerous Things" on Oct. 21, with the title track premiering below on Speakeasy today.

Layus says the tune came to him one afternoon when he was "stumbling around some chords and the phrase 'I can't help playing with playing with dangerous things' popped into his head after he was exploring some melodies. "I can't explain how or why it happens, but when it does it feels like everything makes perfect sense," he says.