We've come a long way from school talent show videos of kids singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" and, thankfully, so has Greyson Chance. It's been seven years since the singer went viral with the piano rendition (and stone-faced schoolgirl audience) and, since then, he's thrown out the striped polos, come out as gay this summer, and enrolled in college at the University of Tulsa in his home state of Oklahoma.
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Somehow, amidst the usual, caffeinated stress of being a student, he's found time to continue making music and just released his latest track, "Low." The lyric video opens with him smoking a cigarette, which we hope he'll consider giving up as a 2018 resolution if only to save his golden pipes, and then transitions into scenes of empty roads and dark skies, which is exactly what we think of when we imagine Oklahoma.
The track follows last year's Somewhere Over My Head EP and is his most personal song yet. "I have noticed a tendency within myself to continuously run away from relationships; when it seems as if a relationship is beginning to solidify itself, I have an inherent instinct to leave," he explained in a press release. "Though I fucked up, and fucked up a lot, I now find myself within a position where I feel ready to be loved and to love someone back."