If there’s anything we’ve come to terms with this past year, it’s learning how to be fully, and comfortably, in our feels. Bad days, negative situations, heartbreak – everything is amplified right now. And here to soundtrack this complex whirlpool of emotions is American artist Gunnar Gehl – the rising star to have on your radar right now.
His new track “Dance Alone” tells the tale as old as time: the universal pain of unrequited love, and the fear – not only that they’ll move on – but you’ll have to experience the knife’s twist of actually witnessing it at a party. Stirring into life with a minimal piano arrangement, the track showcases Gehl’s soaring vocals as he woefully croons around an addictive refrain: “I only want to see you dancing if you’re dancing alone / I only want to see you smiling if you’re going home… with me.” Get the tissues out, pronto.
“’Dance Alone’ is that sad song about not wanting to see the person you love happy with someone else,” reflects Gehl. “No matter how selfish it is, I don’t want her to be with anyone else. It’s definitely making the “in your feels” playlist.”
The track marks the first from the highly-anticipated upcoming project of the fresh 19-year-old, who has been spending the last year working with industry icons including Julian Bunetta, The Monsters & Strangerz, Teddy Geiger and John Ryan, on songs like Gehl’s last hit “For Your Love,” which has now garnered millions of streams all over the world. Watch this space.
Listen to “Dance Alone” below…