Conan Gray needs you to cease sulking over your sh*tty ex. At 23, Gray has made a reputation for himself as an indie-pop icon, due partly to his luscious waves however largely to his sentimental lyrics, which learn like a stream of consciousness. His songs — a cross between bed room pop and indie rock — vary from dreamy to straight-up cynical and superbly illustrate the complicated feelings that fire up inside us after breakups, hookups, and every little thing in between.

“All of my buddies and my followers know that I’m a cynical individual,” Gray advised Apple Music forward of the discharge of his debut album, “Kid Krow,” in March 2020. “I had a darkish sufficient previous as a child, and so in my teen years and grownup years, I simply type of giggle on the issues that go unsuitable in my life.”

After beginning his music profession on YouTube in 2015, Gray self-released his debut single, “Idle Town,” in March 2017. In February 2019, he went on to make his TV debut on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” He’s since taken house the 2019 Shorty Award for greatest YouTube musician, and he was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for greatest new artist in 2020. His hottest songs to date embrace “Heather,” a reflective music about envy, and “Maniac,” lyrical hate mail to an ex who refused to depart him alone.

Equipped with a discography stuffed with cathartic songs that contact on romantic confusion, loneliness, and uncooked anger, it is no shock that Gray is buddies with different singer-songwriters like The Kid LAROI and Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Good 4 U” has grow to be a pop-punk heartbreak anthem. Whether Gray has any plans to collaborate along with his buddies or different artists on his upcoming album, “Superache,” stays a thriller.

Ahead of the discharge of Gray’s sophomore album on June 24, try his greatest songs right here.

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