payton releases new single & music video for “What I Need”

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and viral creator Payton Moormeier, named an “Artist You Need To Hear” by Alternative Press, has released his new single/music video for feel good pop punk track “What I Need”. “What I Need” 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.


“’What I Need’ is just a feel good track that feels like summer and hometown vibes,” payton shared with Earmilk. “It’s good energy and care free. The guitar sets the mood and it feels like life is just free and simple when you get into the energy of the song.”



Since his debut a year ago, payton has released a string of buzzworthy singles that ooze emotion and vulnerability about the complexities of love such as the recent release of pop punk escapism track/music video for “Drive Away” , insomniac guitar anthem about overthinking “3AM” and  “Nevermind”  which detail the feeling of being stuck in a relationship and not being able to let go. The single “Don’t Go” touched 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 15 million fans on TikTok, 800 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.  You can connect with payton via the following links.  Photo credit: Jack Dytrych.


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