Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and producer gnash has made quite the name for himself with successful release after successful release in the indie-pop realm. Now the talented creator returns with a double release.
'outside / inside' is a deeper dive into deeply personal songwriting and a left-of-center pop sound for the widely loved artist.
Exploring new sonic corners and sound, gnash delivers a new two-part release 'outside' / 'inside'..
'outside' greets you with warm and comforting vocals akin to the feeling of nostalgic campfire songs on a summer night. A lulling guitar melody and intimate lyrics tell a tale of fear and worry but more importantly, hope.
"It's scary because I don't know what's scaring me the most" captures the feeling quite perfectly but ends on a high with the powerful line, "why don't we turn it around, spend the rest of the day with our head in the clouds."
'inside' follows with a stream of consciousness flow. gnash offers an internal dialogue that is beautifully raw and honest and a coming to peace with the feelings taking over his head.
On the songs gnash shared:
"Fear and Hope. Those are the two emotions I've been feeling most recently. Like all of you, I've had some time to think for some months now. In the form of a mediation, outside/inside is a journey through my daily thought process. "outside" is a deep dive down into my mind without my usual sugarcoating on. "inside" allows me to honestly confess some realizations & resolutions I've made from the self-reflection time we've all accidentally found ourselves with."
"What holds them together and what's keeping us all together right now, is that we're all asking the same questions & facing the same moral dilemmas. Obviously, I'm not a scientist or a fortune teller. I don't have the answer to these questions. But I can let you know that I'm asking the same things. I believe that if we feel together, then we'll feel better."
gnash stepped into the spotlight in 2016 with his 5x platinum breakthrough hit 'i hate u, i love u' which spent an impressive 39 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. To date, the single has accumulated over 2 billion streams and 500 million YouTube views.
gnash's message resonates with listeners worldwide and he has built a dedicated fanbase of dreamers.
"What's redeeming is that nowadays, when I release a song, an open-minded & constantly growing group of people from all around the world let me know they have felt, currently feel, or will eventually feel the same."
gnash has spent the past few years building his name and sharing his story. He has released 4 EP's: 'u', 'me', 'us', 'if', and his debut album 'we'; which serve as a walk through the many ups and downs of his life - from breakups, to finding yourself, to finding something new.
He is also featured on acclaimed singer-songwriter MAX's 2x platinum hit 'Lights Down Low', which has over 400 million streams and he has performed on The TODAY Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Taking influence from notable song-crafters like Cisco Adler, Jack Johnson and Ben Gibbard - gnash's music is a reflection of his truest self.
"I'll never be afraid to express myself, and I feel that's where
my biggest strength lies."
Listen to 'outside / inside' HERE