Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and viral creator Payton Moormeier has released his new pop punk single “Don’t Go” about a recent toxic relationship. Inspired by real life events, the track is about how Payton needs a significant other in his life regardless of how much they mess him up. “Don’t Go” is the next single from payton’s collection where the singer has taken a challenging situation or event he’s experienced and allowed it to transcend through his music. Creating songs that allows listeners to feel different emotions is what payton loves the most about being an artist and with each release, he offers his truth and inner-most thoughts through the best way he knows how.
“‘Don’t Go’ is basically about a toxic relationship I was recently in,” shares payton. “In the first verse, you can hear what I was going through in lyrics like ‘you say you hate me, you can’t take it’. It’s based on all the negatives in this relationship. As the song progresses, it drops in the chorus saying “I kinda need this person in my life as much as they kinda mess me up.”
Music has helped the Georgia-born and North Carolina-raised singer gain the confidence to express his innermost thoughts through self-penned originals. After discovering Metallica at seven-years-old, his mom bought him a guitar, and Payton taught himself how to play by consuming countless hours of lessons on YouTube. He later widened his musical palette by listening to Post Malone, blackbear, and more.
Payton began posting covers on social media when he was only 12, generating nearly 1 million views from a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” In between honing his chops and regularly creating online content, he posted a Tik Tok of Halsey’s “Without Me” that caught fire in 2018. Exploding on the platform, Payton has since attracted over 13 million fans on Tik Tok, 660 million “likes” and billions of views and impressions. As his profile rose, Payton focused on crafting his original solo debut. With more music to come, Payton hopes listeners and fans who watched him grow are inspired to chase their dreams too.