Garrett Charles Nash better known by his stage name gnash, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and record producer. He released his debut extended play (EP), u, in March 2015 on SoundCloud and followed up with the me EP in December 2015. His third EP, titled us, was released in March 2016 and includes the single, “i hate u, i love u”, featuring Olivia O’Brien, which has peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one in Australia.
Gnash started DJing at 13 years old. Before writing his own music, he was a DJ for high school dances and parties. He started producing cover songs after college. Gnash is of English and Norwegian descent.
Gnash has cited Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, and Jack Johnson as his musical influences.
Gnash has collaborated with artist Blackbear along with Olivia O’Brien and MAX. He can sometimes be heard in songs by the artist EDEN.
“I Hate U, I Love U” (stylized as “i hate u, i love u”) is a song by American singer Gnash featuring American singer Olivia O’Brien. It was released on February 17, 2016, as the first single from Gnash’s third extended play, Us (2016). The song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, the song topped the charts in Australia, a first for both Gnash and O’Brien, and peaked within the top 10 of the charts in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom.
On December 9, 2016, O’Brien released her solo version of the song titled “Hate U Love U”.
Gnash enlisted San Francisco singer-songwriter Olivia O’Brien, who originally wrote the song, to provide the vocals for the track. O’Brien had already worked with Gnash, having covered his song “Disposable”. Gnash originally released the song on July 26, 2015, on his SoundCloud page. It was released commercially on iTunes on February 17, 2016, becoming the lead single of Gnash’s extended play, Us (2016).