Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and viral creator Payton Moormeier, named an”Artist You Need To Hear” by Alternative Press, has released his new single “3AM,” an insomniac guitar anthem about overthinking. Inspired by a 3am call, the track is the next single from payton’s growing collection where the singer has taken real life events and challenging situations that have transcended through his music. Creating songs that allows listeners to feel different emotions is what payton loves the most about being an artist and with each release, he offers his truth and inner-most thoughts through the best way he knows how: music. This summer, payton is scheduled to be performing on the Boys of Summer Tour alongside an eclectic lineup of talent of the next generation of stars. The 24-date outing, beginning July 10th in Los Angeles, will hit major markets across the country including New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans and Atlanta. Find out more about the tour HERE.
“‘3AM’ is a very vulnerable song, very raw & emotional,” shares payton. “I wrote it about a situation I was in where I was overthinking every little thing & basically ruining my mental state”
Since his debut a year ago, payton has released a string of buzzworthy singles that ooze emotion and vulnerability about the complexities of love including the recent release of “Nevermind” about feeling like he was stuck in a relationship and not being able to let go. The single “Don’t Go” detailed wanting a flame to stay so he can be his best self. His high octane music video for “Hard To Breathe” showed payton strapped to a hospital bed seeking aid for the loss of a lover. On “Habits,” a hummable riff cuts through hand claps, keys, and a skittering bounce as he delivers a hypnotic hook, “I can’t seem to fall asleep, cuz thoughts of you and me always seem to haunt my dreams, it was better you and me.” Payton’s debut single, “Love Letter,” (released April 2020,) was inspired after a relationship ended abruptly leaving him with no closure that inspired him to tells his story through airy guitar, hip-hop beat craft, and lyrical vulnerability, turning up with a signature style of his own. The Georgia-born and North Carolina-raised singer has been steadily building his fanbase over the past few years through his music and content and has attracted 40 million streams, nearly 14 million fans on TikTok, 760 million “likes,” and billions of views and impressions. With more music on the way, payton has become a disruptive force in pop and alternative music.