It’s the latest track to be unveiled from his anxiously awaited Sunset Season EP— arriving November 16 viaRepublic Records.
Conan comments on the new song, “I wrote ‘Crush Culture’ for my fellow heartbroken single people. I’ve been single for all of my 19 years of my life—haven’t even had my first kiss yet! Meanwhile, all of my friends have burned through several heart-throbbing, mushy-gushy, morbidly loving relationships; all while I watched longingly from the sidelines. Eventually, I’d just gotten so sick of watching everyone around me being in love. It’s gotten to a point where when I see people who are in love, I get so bitter from my lack of love that I just want to destroy every relationship in sight (hence the music video of me ruining people’s dates). Since I can’t be in love, no one can—that was my logic. I wanted to write a song for the loveless, thus ‘Crush Culture’ was born.”
Additionally, Fader premiered the new video for “Crush Culture” today! Conan personally envisioned a cinematic (and perfectly appropriate) music video for the song. Culled from a treatment by Conan, the clip sees our lovelorn and scorned hero ruin a series of dates at his high school in hilarious fashion. Watch it HERE to see if he finds true love or not.
It follows hot on the heels of his new fan favorite millennial call-to-arms “Generation Why.” To date, the track has clocked 3 million Spotify and YouTube views combined, in addition to receiving widespread critical acclaim. Praising the single, Idolator wrote, “If this is any indication, Conan is definitely One To Watch.” Next up, he embarks on his instantly SOLD OUT debut headline tour, kicking off October 28 Houston, TX before rolling through major markets coast-to-coast and closing out on November 20 in New York, NY. Check out the full itinerary below.
Armed with nothing more than Garageband and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp, Conan Gray rose out of the small-town community of Georgetown, TX to widespread fan praise in 2017. An ode to his humble beginnings, Conan’s debut single “Idle Town” clocked 10 million-plus YouTube views and 15 million-plus Spotify streams since release. The single earned him acclaim with a massive online following and landed a deal with Republic Records. After writing all of the forthcoming songs, Conan joined forces in the studio with producer Dan Nigro [Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira], to finalize Sunset Season EP featuring “Generation Why” and “Crush Culture,” arriving November 16 via Republic Records.
10/28 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/29 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum
10/31 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Indoors
11/6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
11/7 – San Francisco, CA –Rickshaw Stop
11/9 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
11/13 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
11/20 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge