Check Out The LA Pop Singer’s No Bullshit Approach To Modern Dating.
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Liam Grae — “Typical.”
RIYL: When they quit playing games with your heart.
What else you should know: In addition to all the lovey dovey posts all over our social feeds yesterday, we also saw our fair share of bitchy “Singles Awareness Day” entries. Dating is hard out here in 2019.
It’s a sentiment with which LA-based crooner Liam Grae can relate. The Dallas native is an old soul, not just in the way he combines Rat Pack-era vocals and ‘50s music stylings with modern pop vibes, but in his yearning for the simpler times of yore. Life, and specifically dating, used to be a lot less complicated many decades ago, he intimates, bac, when folks said what was on their minds and didn’t play games.
He co-wrote the tune with commiserater Tommy Parker (Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande) and recorded it in LA with Todd Bergman (Alessia Cara, Nicki Minaj, Foster the People) and Andrew Furze (So You Think You Can Dance, The X Factor).
“’Typical’…is a ballad that talks about the modern complexities of dating,” he says. “Between all of the useless labels and complicated relationships, this track is an anthem for simplicity. This track was written trying to find beauty in the complicated mess that dating has become.”