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Conan Gray Escapes Reality in Music Video for "Overdrive"

The singer imagines a whirlwind romance in his new visual.

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Conan Gray Escapes Reality in Music Video for "Overdrive"

The singer imagines a whirlwind romance in his new visual.

UPDATE (February 22, 2021): Shortly after debuting “Overdrive,” an escapist anthem recounting young love, Conan Gray has unveiled a music video for the soaring single.

Transporting viewers to a post-COVID world, the visual shows Gray embarking on a whirlwind romance. “Oh, we met on a weekend,” the singer begins as the video cuts to him and his lover. The carefree duo sneak into a restaurant, ride bikes together and speed down the highway in a convertible, scenes that, as it turns out, are just fantasies Gray has concocted in his mind. “I do this thing when I’m in public, where I’ll see some beautiful stranger and all of a sudden, I’m imagining an entire life with them,” Gray said in a statement for the clip. “The house we’d live in, the reckless, wild life we’d have, the alternate reality I could live if I had the courage to go up and talk to them. That’s what the ‘Overdrive’ video is, it’s a fantasy.”

Watch Conan Gray’s music video for “Overdrive” above.


ORIGINAL STORY (February 19, 20210): Over the last three years, Conan Gray has garnered over three billion streams, attaining platinum singles and catching the attention of some of the industry’s bests like Sir Elton John and Taylor Swift. Following his recent single “Fake” in collaboration with Lauv, the 22-year-old artist has now dropped a brand new track titled “Overdrive.”

“I wrote ‘Overdrive’ to escape reality. I’ve spent the entire past year moping around alone in my house, I wanted to make something to get me to dance around my house. Something to belt into the showerhead and lose your worries to,” Gray shared in a press release. “Every time I turned it on to tweak production or change lyrics, I’d always just end up singing along and forgetting why I was so stressed – which is exactly what I hope this song is for the people who listen. Just a moment of reckless abandon and catharsis in a world filled with inhibition.”

Featuring his fresh, soothing pop vocals, “Overdrive” is the perfect song to let loose and feel free despite the world’s current state. Listen to the full single down below.

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