When Garrett Nash released “i hate u, i love u” in 2016, it was only a sign of what was to come. The single spent 39 weeks in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts, earned 6x RIAA platinum certification status, and drew in more than 2 billion streams worldwide. Following the release, Garrett received much praise from publications like The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Vogue, building the hype for his 2019 debut album, we. The album opened up the conversation about mental health, with Garrett candidly singing about his anxiety and self-doubt. His ability to release such intimate and moving songs is part of his appeal, and he continues to show this side of him on his new single “Money, Love & Death.”
Co-written and co-produced with Sean Kennedy (Mod Sun, Jake Miller, Ekoh), “Money, Love & Death” is a tribute to those you hold dear to your heart. Over soft acoustic guitar, Garrett reflects on the relationship he has with his father. With a quiet intensity, he sings, “I’m gonna miss you when you’re gone / And I’ll write a hundred million songs about you / If I don’t say it now, then I might wait too long / So, I’m gonna miss you when you’re gone.” You can check it out below.
About the single, Garrett mentions,
“When Sean Kennedy played me this song, I knew I needed it on my album. As we were cutting it, which took about 30 minutes total, he recalled that he had written the song three years prior, way before we were friends, as a response to a challenge from his publisher to ‘write something Gnash would like,’ but since had been struggling to finish it for his project, so then we knew it was a match made in song heaven. I have a fantastic relationship with my dad and I know not everyone does, but either way, we can all connect with people we love leaving us. ‘Dying doesn’t happen to you, it happens to your family and friends.’”
Sean Kennedy adds,
“The idea for ‘Money, Love & Death’ came from a phone call I had with my dad where we talked about the weather and the economy and a bunch of other things that felt pretty meaningless. I was desperate to tell him how much I loved him, but I couldn’t find the right moment. I showed him the song idea the next day. He said he liked it, then asked me how the weather was…”
You can listen to “Money, Love & Death” on platforms like SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Music.