In anticipation of his debut album arriving this fall, singer-songwriter gnash goes through the motions of relationship regret in the music video for “Imagine If,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (June 8).
The clip, directed by gnash and DJ Brawner, sees the Los Angeles native looking back on the times he’d taken advantage of the comfort of being with someone else, filming himself singing along with the lyrics with a camcorder and rushing to deliver a VHS to his girl to express his regrets.
“I took two years off making new music to get my mind right,” he explains. “I’d have ideas here & there, but this was the first song I’d made in a long time that really spoke to me. I felt it honestly resembled the growth I’d been working towards and finally experiencing. I heard the idea on a day I was going through something heavy in my life and it helped me, so I knew I needed to be the person to give this song to the world.”
The visuals for “Imagine If” arrive as a preview of what to expect from his upcoming debut full-length, arriving via Atlantic Records this fall. The single comes on the heels of a two-year hot streak for gnash, who broke into the mainstream with his duet “i hate u, i love u” featuring Olivia O’Brien, which reached No. 10 on the Hot 100.
With three EPs under his belt, gnash most recently made a splash with a feature on MAX’s “Lights Down Low,” which peaked at No. 20. He’ll also tour this summer as a special guest on Dashboard Confessional and All Time Low’s co-headlining Summer Ever After, kicking off Aug. 3 in St. Paul, Minn. He will also perform at this year’s Billboard Hot 100 Fest, taking place on Aug. 18-19 at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York.
Watch the video for “Imagine If” below, and check out gnash’s summer tour dates.
3 – st. paul, mn – myth live event center
4 – kansas city, mo – uptown theater
5 – indianapolis, in – egyptian Room at old national
7 – detroit, mi – masonic temple theatre
9 – columbus, oh – express live! outdoor amphitheater
10 – cleveland, oh – jacobs pavilion at nautica
11 – bethlehem, pa – musikfest
12 – lewiston, ny – artpark amphitheater
14 – toronto, on – echo beach
16 – wallingford, ct – toyota presents oakdale
17 – philadelphia, pa – skyline stage at the mann cent
18 – wantagh, ny – billboard hot 100 festival
19 – new york, ny – pier 17 at south street seaport
21 – pittsburgh, pa – stage ae – outdoors
24 – portland, me – maine state pier
25 – boston, ma – blue hills bank pavilion
26 – asbury park, nj – stone pony summerstage