- 21 May 21
‘Too Comfortable’ marks Josh Gray’s seventh solo release since his debut solo project in 2018.
Wicklow native Josh Gray is back with his brand new single and ready for a hopeful summer with pop anthem 'Too Comfortable.
Uptempo and catchy to the tenth degree, with hints of Lauv and Jon Bellion thrown in for good measure, ‘Too Comfortable’ was written alongside with Lewis Gardiner (Ellie Goulding, Twin Atlantic) and Ryan Lawrie. The upbeat track is about growing in self-confidence and ridding yourself of social and societal pressures.
"Too Comfortable is about, finally waking up to who you are and being almost 100% okay with it,” Gray explains of the track’s core message. “It’s something I’ve always struggled with for most my life is always trying to run before I can walk and putting stupid pressure on myself to be this type of way or try and meet unrealistic standards were faced with today”.
When writing the track’s lyrics, Gray found himself drawing on the importance of popularity in his life growing up. What once seemed so valuable had faded into irrelevance as time passed.
“When I was younger I always ran after the idea of being the most popular guy in the room and being this super interesting person at parties who everyone wants to be around,” Gray adds of the track’s origin, “now that I’m that little bit older I find all of that carry on isn’t the right way to look at things. What really matters in life is being true to yourself and not trying to shape yourself into something else for the sake of what other people might think of you or value you.”
In just three short years, Gray has explored his fresh pop-stylings to maximum effect. In 2019, the artist signed to the Concord family, affording Josh the ability to further define and mould his signature sound.
Tracks like ‘Imagine’ and ‘Be My Excuse’, which have each seen widespread streaming success and radio play, have catapulted Gray to the fore of pop music in Ireland.
Gray’s previous single ‘Hold On’, a cover of the Wilson Phillips hit, has amassed over 3.4 million impressions on Irish radio and reached No.4 on the Irish Radio’s Breaker Chart. The track also saw Gray make his debut in the Homegrown Top 20 chart, alongside big hitters James Vincent McMorrow, Denise Chaila and Niall Horan.
With more singles in the pipeline for 2021, ‘Too Comfortable' is the perfect track to kickstart summer.
Check out the energetic, positive track below: