Gavin Haley has released a new single, “Cliche,” from his just-announced upcoming debut album, i hate you, Don’t Leave Me. The new single showcases Haley’s evolution as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with airy guitar wrapped around head-nodding drums while his hip-hop-inspired cadence slides into the chantable chorus. Listen to it below and pre-order the album now HERE.
When asked about the inspiration behind the song, Haley shared, “‘Cliche’ is about navigating a relationship with somebody who loves space, and the confusion that causes for somebody who loves to be close. It’s a heart on my sleeve moment, but instead of it being slow tempo and sad I wanted to communicate sonically how frustrated I really felt.”
i hate you, Don’t Leave Me came together with the help of co-writers Skylar Mones (Dua Lipa, Kesha), B Ham (Kim Petras, Maroon 5, Kiana Lede), and Trey Campbell (Amber Mark, Banks). The album is set for release on July 15, 2022 via Red Bull Records.
“Writing this album was a huge part of my therapy in 2021. And like writing always does for me, it got me through a lot. The overall theme of the album is an exploration of being in love with somebody completely different than yourself.”