From the bowels of a social media overdose comes rising popstar GAYLE’s latest single “indieedgycool.” Painfully tapped into the insecure underbelly of contemporary youth––saturated in cringe culture––the “abcdefu” singer wages a satirical protestation against a specific brand of the pseudo-unique among her; you know, the “indie, edgy, cool kid” type.

Listen to “indieedgycool” on Spotify

The tongue-in-cheek new single was released alongside an equally sardonic, ill-contented music video that sees GAYLE acting as the subject of her own ridicule. Poised apathetically in a prototypical “I do illegal stuff in my parents’ basement” setting, GAYLE is surrounded by so-called ‘basic-types’ who hang desperately onto her masking cool-girl facade. “I think I’m original and everybody’s copying me,” she sings passively, a cigarette dangling (the wrong way) from her pouting mouth.

Watch the music video of “indieedgycool” on YouTube

“Indieedgycool” heralds the arrival of GAYLE’s upcoming EP “a study of the human experience volume two” out October 7 via Atlantic Records and Arthouse Records. If the release is to resemble a thesis as its academia-imbued title suggests, GAYLE is certainly a reputable field guide when it comes to traversing the contemporary arena of online happenings. 

Since her single “abcdefu” went viral on the likes of TikTok, GAYLE has earned an increasing list of honors and accolades in recent months, including a Billboard Music Award nod for “Best Viral Song,” featured placement on Billboard’s influential “21 Under 21” list, and most recently, Variety‘s 2022 “Power of Young Hollywood” Impact List.

Album art for GAYLE’s upcoming “a study of the human experience”

GAYLE’s headlining North American run, the “avoiding college tour,” gets underway October 8––a day after her EP release. It continues an extensive international live schedule that has already seen GAYLE traveling on her own sold-out headline program, as well as a two-night stand alongside My Chemical Romance in Dublin, Ireland and tours supporting Tate McRae and AJR. You can find the full tour dates below and snag tickets here

GAYLE avoiding college tour FALL 2022 

AUGUST 17 – St. Pölten, Austria – FM4 Frequency * 

20 – Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop * 

21 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival * 

26 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival * 

28 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival *  


3 – Madrid, Spain – Coca-Cola Music Experience 2022 * 

22 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival *  

OCTOBER 1 – Concord, NC – Breakaway * 

7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival * 

8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall # 

9 – Dallas, TX – The Cambridge Room # 

13 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf # 

14 – Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford # 

19 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre # 

21 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall # 

25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club # 

26 – Seattle, WA – Nuemos # 

27 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom # 

29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex # 

30 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #  


1 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall ^ 

2 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ^ 

3 – Detroit, MI – El Club ^ 

5 – New York, NY – Webster Hall ^ 

7 – Washington, DC – Union Stage ^ 

9 – Orlando, FL – The Social ^ 

10 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum ^ 

11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room ^  

* Festival Appearance # w/ Special Guest Carlie Hanson ^ w/ Special Guest poutyface 

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