Floridian singer-songwriter Gatton is all about good vibes. After a tumultuous few years full of grief and loss, the singer embarked on a journey of restoration, searching for a way back to himself. He interviewed countless people – doctors, professors, the homeless, other singers – you name it. Learning from their mistakes and whatever other tribulations they faced, the experience had a profound effect on the singer, and actually forged his path to becoming an artist.
On his latest single, “Heroes, Hookers, Pastors & Pilots”, the singer wants nothing more but to share these valuable life lessons with the world, and before you ask, no, this isn’t the start of a very long joke involving a bar. Gatton actually penned the song to remind us all of our shared humanity. Though we have different interests, goals, childhood traumas, and look different, deep down we really just all long to love, be loved and to belong. “If we can grasp that and allow it to shift our approach toward people, than it creates space for things like empathy and forgiveness,” he explains, “it is the key to unity.”