Credit: Lionel Perinchief
After making their debut in 2020, genre-defying artist Gwyn Love has been busy dropping crisp, colorful jams that highlight their experiences with life, love, loss, and everything in between. Their honest lyricism and fresh sound make them one to watch, and listeners have been taking notice. Gwyn’s music has been placed on playlists like It’s A Bop and Fresh Finds on Spotify, New Music Daily on Apple Music, been mentioned by tastemakers like Wonderland and EARMILK, and continues to appeal to fans month after month. Gwyn’s 2021 single “shit i like,” for instance, just surpassed one million streams, making it one of their most popular tracks. Each new release continues to propel them further into the music world, which is proving no different with Gwyn’s latest single, “lil bit.” We recently caught up with Gwyn to chat about “lil bit,” their experience working with Toronto producer La+ch, and what more they have planned for 2023.
Hi Gwyn, is it too late to say Happy New Year? How is 2023 treating you so far?
Happy New Year to you as well! 2023 had a bit of a rough start but feeling really good about it now!
Congratulations on the release of “lil bit.” This is your first solo release in a while, as your previous singles have been with La+ch. Why did you choose to go solo on this one?
It’s a piano ballad which doesn’t really fit with La+ch’s vibe, although he did produce this one as well!
How did “lil bit” come together? Did you write the piano part for it first, the lyrics…?
I wrote both at the same time. The first verse and chorus to this song came so easily, but it took a while for me to finish it.
I saw that you wrote it in 2020 – does it speak to you in the same way now as it did back then?
I think this song will always be relatable to me in some way.
I’m not sure if you wrote this for someone in particular, but if you did, has this person heard it?
This person has heard it, yes.
You and La+ch have made great work together over the years – what do you enjoy the most about creating music together?
I love that I feel no pressure at all when I make music with La+ch. It’s just us hanging out, and some really great tracks come out of it.
One of your first singles with La+ch, “shit i like,” recently hit one million streams! Did you have any idea that it would catch on this much?
I had no idea! I guess that’s the power of play-listing.
This might be random, but dimr was one of my favorite projects from 2021 – are there any songs on there that you would want to change, or do they still hold up for you?
There are a couple songs I would completely do away with, just don’t feel they added much to the album.
How long do we have to wait until we hear more new music?
I have another single coming out very soon!
What are your plans for the rest of 2023?
I’m gonna do some live shows and go to Toronto to record some more with La+ch, hopefully some co-writes and collabs.
Thank you so much for your time. Do you have any final thoughts or comments?
Thank you guys for the continued support!