In this week's episode of "You Should Know," Billboard sits down with YouTube star-turned-pop singer Conan Gray to seek out out extra about his anti-romance anthem “Crush Culture,” which artist he would like to work with sooner or later, and way more.
Gray tells Billboard that he grew up in a small city in Texas referred to as Georgetown the place, as he explains, there are “lots of previous folks and lots of cows and fuel stations.” Because he was a “small city child” and was usually bored, Gray determined to create a YouTube channel, which finally grew to become a platform for him to share his songs with the world.
Speaking of songwriting, Gray reveals that he began making music on the age of 12 and that he was initially impressed by Adele. However, if he had the chance to collaborate with any artist at present, he would select Lorde.
“I like her a lot,” he says. “When that first album got here out, it simply completely obliterated my thoughts. It was simply the craziest factor to me, and her music completely formed a lot of what I take into consideration pop music and I simply assume she's the best individual alive.”
Asked what his greatest fan encounter has been thus far, Gray says that it was at a present of his at The Echo in Los Angeles. “I used to be singing a track that I'd written on guitar, and midway by the track, everybody within the crowd began placing up these indicators with the lyrics of the track on it,” he recollects. “It was tremendous candy, and I nearly began crying on stage…it was a second the place I spotted how actual the whole lot that was taking place was and it was simply astonishing.”
In the interview, Conan Gray additionally opens up about his track “Crush Culture,” explaining that he wrote it about his “depressing love life,” including, “I'm 19 years previous, and I nonetheless haven't had my first kiss but, which isn't one thing I'm tremendous happy with confessing.”
“My mates have all gone by lots of relationships, and I feel while you're single, seeing different folks in relationships simply kinda makes you wanna throw up in every single place,” he continues. “’Crush Culture’ got here from this piece of bitterness in my coronary heart, and I simply needed to destroy everybody who was in love, solely as a result of I don't have love myself.”
You can study way more about Conan Gray by watching the video above, and take a look at “Crush Culture” under.