CONAN GRAY OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PEOPLE WATCHING” OUT NOW
16 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Conan Gray releases the official music video for new single “People Watching” today.
The video, directed by Joe Mischo, finds Conan working in a coffee house watching everyone fall in love around him while he is multi-tasking, you’ll have to watch to find out what happens!
On the new video Conan said: “The best place on earth to people watch is the cafe. The perfect couples talking about their mornings, students studying, sweet couples who’ve sat at the same table for decades. It’s wonderful. My best friend Ashley and I used to joke about the idea of us working at a cafe together, how terrible we’d be at our job because we’d get so distracted staring at people. So for the people watching video I brought Ashley to LA and thought I’d play the situation out, really show how much of a beautiful disaster it would be if I were to work at a cafe as I always say I should’ve.”
Earlier this week Conan was in Venice, Italy when the track dropped celebrated with fans online (see here) and in just a few short days the track already has nearly 2 million streams and launched to nearly 500,000 views on the lyric video. UPROXX praised the track saying, “His vulnerable new single…Gray explores what it feels like to see other people fall in and out of love while remaining outside of the relationship format, safe from the turmoil, but also removed from the intimacy.”
Conan co-wrote the track with Grammy Award winning Julia Michaels and frequent collaborator Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo) and enlisted Grammy Award winning Serben Ghenea for mixing. After teasing the track earlier this month it received a staggering 115k pre-saves leading into release.
It also arrives on the heels of his recent anthem “Astronomy.” The latter has amassed nearly 35 million streams and counting in addition to 4.5 million views on the music video. Not to mention, Taylor Swift took to her personal Instagram to praise the track saying: “This one is on another level!! Support/stream/buy this ethereal work of art. So much love & respect @conangray.” She went on to personally select Gray to tease upcoming music with Olivia Rodrigo. Meanwhile, Rodrigo handpicked him to appear in the “Sour Prom” music video.
Long before closing in on nearly 5 billion streams in three years, achieving platinum singles, and attracting unanimous applause courtesy of everyone from Sir Elton John to Taylor Swift, Conan Gray turned his bedroom into an escape from the darkness around him and a de facto creative hive.
At just 12-years-old, the Central Texas native wrote songs at a feverish pace and engaged followers on social media with a flurry of content, including hand drawings, photographs, Vlogs, and raw thoughts. By the time he released his debut single “Idle Town” in 2018, the audience was not only ready for what he had to say, but they also needed it. Over the next three years, he filled that need with the Sunset Season EP, three sold out North American tours and two sold out European tours, and his 2020 full-length debut album, Kid Krow [Republic Records]. The RIAA certified Gold record bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, #2 on the Top Album Sales chart, and #5 on the Top 200, scoring “The Top New Artist Debut of 2020” and “The Top Solo Full Length Album Debut of 2020.” It yielded a pair of platinum singles—“Heather” and “Maniac.” Along the way, he delivered rapturous performances on television shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and The Today Show. Crowned “Best New Artist” by Billboard and touted among People’s “Ones To Watch,” he also garnered praise from Vogue, V Man, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Paper, The Fader, Forbes, MTV, I-D, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, Seventeen, W Magazine and many more.
This year he previously released “Overdrive” & “Astronomy” and was hand selected by Taylor Swift to preview some of her newly re-recorded songs online and he appeared in Olivia Rodrigo Conan has ultimately affirmed himself as the voice of his generation by speaking directly to that generation with care and without a filter. He’ll continue to do so in 2021, he readies new music and much more to come on the horizon.