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The last time we talked to GAYLE, her megahit "abcdefu" was just entering the top 10.

Since then, she's carved out a place as one of pop music's most distinctive and versatile young stars. In addition to a GRAMMY nomination for "abcdefu," she's continued to pump out catchy singles like "ur just horny" and "everybody hates me." The singer-songwriter has also stayed busy with collaborations, including tracks with blackbear, Justus Bennetts, and "Fantasy" with Lauren Spencer Smith and Em Beihold.

Although her music is often guitar heavy, GAYLE considers herself a pop artist who writes through a rock lens. Her latest release "don't call me pretty" is a great example of this. It's heavy enough for alternative radio and accessible enough for top 40 rotation.

And yes, Taylor Swift is a fan. After meeting at an awards show, Swift asked GAYLE to open for her on several dates of the Eras Tour.

Watch Jordan Edwards talk to GAYLE about her career and what it's like to befriend one of the biggest artists in the world.

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GAYLE and her inescapable hit “abcdefu” may have seemed to come out of nowhere, but the 17-year-old has been making music for a decade. She moved to Nashville at age 12, and released a series of singles in 2020.

Now signed to Atlantic Records/Arthouse Records, she’s one of the music industry’s biggest rising stars with a new single, “ur just horny,” already racking up millions of streams.

The Texas native talks to Jordan Edwards and Demi Ramos about the wild ride her recent success has taken her on and where she goes from here.