Conan Gray Unveils Video for New Song ‘Astronomy’
Platinum selling, chart topping, pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray has released a new track titled ‘Astronomy,’ accompanied by its official music video, which was unveiled today (Friday, May 7) at noon EST (Watch below).
About the new track Conan said: “‘Astronomy’ is about that slow, painful, often denial inducing process of growing apart from somebody. That moment when all of a sudden you look at that person you’ve loved for years and realize you no longer know them. That you two exist on two different worlds now. I find the worst heartbreaks happen slowly. No blowout fight and slamming doors and showing up on doorsteps while it’s raining. Just a gradual decaying of love with nothing left to do to stop it from slipping away. There’s no explanation, nobody to blame. That hurts the most.”
Long before closing in on nearly 4 billion streams in three years, achieving platinum singles, and attracting unanimous applause courtesy of everyone from Sir Elton John to Taylor Swift, Gray turned his bedroom into an escape from the darkness around him and a de facto creative hive.
At just 12-years-old, the Central Texas native wrote songs at a feverish pace and engaged followers on social media with a flurry of content, including hand drawings, photographs, Vlogs, and raw thoughts. By the time he released his debut single “Idle Town” in 2018, the audience was not only ready for what he had to say, but they also needed it.
Over the next three years, he filled that need with the Sunset Season EP, three sold out North American tours and two sold out European tours, and his 2020 full-length debut album, Kid Krow [Republic Records]. The RIAA certified Gold record bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart, and No. 5 on the Top 200, scoring “The Top New Artist Debut of 2020” and “The Top Solo Full Length Album Debut of 2020.” It yielded a pair of platinum singles—“Heather” and “Maniac.”
Along the way, he delivered rapturous performances on television shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and The Today Show. Crowned “Best New Artist” by Billboard and touted among People’s “Ones To Watch,” he also garnered praise from Vogue, V Man, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Paper, The Fader, Forbes, MTV, I-D, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, Seventeen, and many more.
This year Gray also released his new track “Overdrive,” and was hand selected by Taylor Swift to preview some of her newly re-recorded songs online. He has ultimately affirmed himself as the voice of his generation by speaking directly to that generation with care and without a filter. He’ll continue to do so in 2021, as he readies new music and much more to come on the horizon.
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