Following the release of his must-listen collaboration with rapper Yung Pinch on ‘Tati’ – in addition to the heartfelt, down-tempo anthem ‘The World Keeps Spinning On’ – indie singer-songwriter Gavin Haley returns with his latest single, ‘2FU’.
Out now via Red Bull Records, ‘2FU’ opens up with a voicemail greeting before breaking down into a series of vulnerable confessions from Gavin. An intimate look into his own struggles with drugs and mental health, Gavin reflects on his past life experiences with nimble cadence, sharing his journey through swift lyricism and soulful, melodic production.
“In 2018, I didn’t leave my apartment for like that whole year, besides to go to the studio and get food. I was just in another world, dealing with health problems. I felt so isolated from everything, but I didn’t have the energy to be there for anyone but myself, not even close friends. ‘2FU’ is inspired by that time in my life, and the feeling of being stuck somewhere.”
The release of ‘2FU’ also comes with the debut of its music video, featuring Gavin walking through a desolated desert highway. Cleansing himself with sage, the video shows Gavin singing directly to the camera while travelling through the open road.
Since the release of the track and video, fans have taken to TikTok, dancing to the incredibly catchy chorus of ‘2FU’. The videos with the hashtag #2FUchallenge have now racked up over 170 thousand views and counting on TikTok.
Watch those videos TikTok videos here.
Throughout an often-unbelievable journey, Gavin Haley gained experience, wisdom, and truth from every trial, tribulation, and triumph and applied it all to his music. The trip brought the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from competitive athletics and health struggles through various relationships and understanding his unconventional upbringing, being homeschooled in Louisville, Kentucky.
Along the way, he fashioned an irresistible alternative pop sound with a hip-hop undercurrent offset by acoustic guitar and confessional lyrics. It immediately resonated on singles such as ‘Jet Lag’ and ‘Show Me’ as well as his 2019 debut EP Long Game via Red Bull Records.
As he racked up over 25 million total streams in just two years, ‘The Way I Am’ featuring Ella Vos cracked 10 million streams along with ‘Jet Lag’ exceeding 8 million.
In addition to acclaim from Ones To Watch, Billboard, and Alternative Press, Variance Magazine described Long Game best as “the feel-good music you need.”