Conan Gray has released a new song, ‘Overdrive’ about riding around town with your crush.
Of the song, Conan said, via Instagram: “Overdrive is out everywhere now. Music video coming Monday. Wanted to start the year off with a song to escape from reality for a little bit with. Something to scream into the shower head and fantasize [sic] about secret lovers and alternate reckless lives we could’ve lived. Big thanks to my friends and co-collaborators @tobiasjessojr, @christopherstracey and @themonsters_strangerz for creating this gem with me.”
The track is be the first piece of solo new music the American artist has released since his debut album ‘Kid Krow’ came out nearly a year ago.
Gray first announced that a new single was coming last week and has shared a variety of teasers on his social media accounts. First, he posted a video that showed him and a woman standing face-to-face as a train approached behind them. “New song. One week,” he captioned the post.
On Tuesday, he shared another clip that featured a close up of his face, while last night (February 17), he shared a video that includes a snippet of the song itself. “Overdrive. Out tomorrow midnight your local time,” he said in the caption.
The excerpt features a cinematic synth line, before Gray sings: “Only met on the weekend.” Watch it below now.
In October, Gray teamed up with Lauv on the song ‘Fake’, which marked his first-ever collaboration. “Lauv and I wrote ‘Fake’ while we were just hanging and ranting about those two-faced people everybody knows,” he said at the time.
“Those people who say one thing and do the other, people who constantly talk trash about their own friends. We wanted to make something fun you can scream in the car to, a song to flip a bird at those types of people.”
In our interview with Conan Gray from last year, the star said he had been working on new music but, because of the pandemic halting most aspects of life, had been looking back over past events and “writing a lot more about introspective, overthinking things that happen when you’re alone”. “There’s still so much from my past that I haven’t figured out,” he said.