It’s a universal human flaw that plagues even the best of us–we don’t appreciate what we have until it becomes nothing more than memory. Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Gavin Haley captures those feelings of nostalgia and reflection in “Picture Me Now,” and more importantly, he reminds all of us to fully savor the present and treasure our loved ones before it’s too late.
While the new track is technically labeled “pop,” Haley’s latest offering is so much more than just that. It is a wholehearted ode to a fallen romance, his “something to hold” through “the thin and the thicker,” set against a smooth synth-tinged, guitar-driven backdrop. His charming, full-bodied crooning pulls us in and keeps us invested in the story, as he contemplates possibility of rekindling the relationship now that he’s gained a new air of maturity and appreciation. Haley shared more insight,
"The meaning of the song is a reflection–looking back on things you don’t realize what you had until it’s too late. And going back and reliving those things. Memories, friendships, and the obvious reason, like a relationship. ‘Picture Me Now’ is about so much more than a relationship–it’s realizing we take things for granted–the song is a reflection of those things.”
It is one of the most hackneyed sayings out there, but clearly for valid reason: you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.
“Picture Me Now” fits right in with Gavin Haley’s previous releases, “Fades Away” and “Waiting For You,” which have already garnered nearly 1 million combined streams on Spotify. Your first listen of the new single is below, ahead of its official release on all platforms tomorrow, June 13.