Today, PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv joins forces with rising global pop superstar Conan Gray on new single “Fake.” The single, which mark’s Conan’s first ever collaboration, also cover’s Apple Music’s New Music Daily playlist. The music video, directed by Jason Lester (Madison Beer, Galantis, Quinn XCII), sees Lauv and Conan struggling to remain authentically themselves while being shuttled through increasingly more outrageous pop star settings. The US broadcast premiere of the video is on MTV Live, mtvU and at the Times Square Viacom billboard. Watch HERE.
Lauv said, “we wrote Fake the first time I met Conan and it’s one of my fav songs ever. I hope you love it.”
Conan added, “Lauv and I wrote Fake while we were just hanging and ranting about those two faced people everybody knows. 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.”
This past Saturday, Lauv, in conjunction with his Blue Boy Foundation, hosted Breaking Modern Loneliness: Conversations on Mental Health. The series of virtual discussions were set up to strengthen mental health awareness for World Mental Health Day on October 10th. The discussions were comprised of panelists from around the world. Each panel was moderated by a representative from active organizations supporting mental health and community needs including, The Minds Foundation, Jack.org, and Ad Council.
This past summer, Lauv surprise released the Without You EP, which featured 4 tracks that were all written and produced during quarantine with Amy Allen (Halsey, Selena Gomez), DallasK (Fifth Harmony) and Johnny Simpson (Christina Aguilera, Ava Max), among others. In conjunction, Lauv also released the quarantine made video for tracks “Dishes” (HERE), as well as “Lose Somebody” (HERE). The EP has surpassed over 50 million streams since its release.
Lauv’s debut album ~how i’m feeling~ released in March as a Top 20 album in 10 territories, including #9 in UK and #5 in AU, with over 2 billion streams on the album to date.
ABOUT CONAN GRAY:
Growing up in the small town of Georgetown, TX, at 12-years-old, hope came in the form of songwriting and forming a direct connection with people on the internet. In 2018, his song “Idle Town, cooked up with a cheap mic taped to a lamp, took off.
Conan engaged with listeners through consistent contact and content on YouTube and social media as they watched him further hone his talents as a writer, performer, musician, and artist on social media.
YouTube especially offered a window into his world. He posted everything from drawings and photographs to personal moments. Along the way, he honed his craft, sharing the music discovery process with viewers too. Starting at the age of 12-years-old, he shot, edited, and uploaded every video by himself. As his fanbase grew, so did his fearlessness as he opened up more in the Vlogs and the songs, paving the way for a lasting connection. A musical artist uniquely broadcasting his personal development in this fashion, he endeared millions as they watched him blossom.
Conan Gray’s debut album, Kid Krow, claimed the “biggest new artist debut of 2020” and #1 Pop Album upon release. Recently he received rave reviews from Taylor Swift and Sir Elton John himself saying Conan is “the only person in the American Spotify Top 50 to actually write the song without anybody else” and “Conan you inspire me.” Billboard, Forbes, HITS, and OnesToWatch have shortlisted him for a possible “Best New Artist” nominee for the 2021 GRAMMY® Awards and both Billboard and Forbes named Kid Krow as one of “The Best Albums of 2020 (So Far).” He was named MTV Push Artist, Apple Up Next Artist, VEVO DSCVR, and YouTube Artist On The Rise and received critical acclaim from Paper, E! News, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Forbes, Billboard, People Magazine, Fader, V Magazine and more. He has opened up for Panic! At the Disco, sold out all of his US & European tour dates and made his TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers.