American Singer-songwriter Conan Gray is making his return with his sophomore record Superache. A breakout star, Gray released his debut, Kid Krow to universal praise.
The album, released in 2020, included hit singles Checkmate, Comfort Crowd and Maniac. The singer has given fans an insight into what to expect from the new album. “It was a miserable and terrifying album to write, but it ended up becoming an album that felt like a very true representation of myself,” he said in a press release. “Superache is definitely a vulnerable album, but not without its sarcasm.
It’s a story of heartbreak, friends, yearning, mourning, and grieving parts of your past you ignored for years.” He adds, “I’m aware that being a young adult holds levels of extreme feelings that I’ll look back on 10 years from now and laugh at, but I wanted to accept the histrionic nature of growing up on this album.” Gray also debunked the meaning behind his sophomore record in a new interview. “A superache is something that hurts you so much, it lingers with you for years after,” he told Rolling Stone. “It’s something that can only be healed through years of dramatic mourning, self-sabotage, songwriting, crying to your friends.
It’s a super ache.” Gray has emerged as a rising Gen Z star with an aptitude for tapping into emotional depths that resonate with his listeners.