Los Angeles-based producer gnash combines the emotional vulnerability of Bright Eyes with the sounds of laptop alt-R&B similar to the Weeknd's early releases. Gnash got his start as a DJ and then as half of the duo Gemineyes with Harry Hudson. His debut EP, 2015's U, employed his rapping over woozy atmospherics that brought to mind Drake and Troye Sivan. Subsequent EPs me and us arrived over the next two years; the latter broke into the pop charts in 2016 thanks to a Top Ten duet with Olivia O'Brien on "i hate u, i love u." In 2018, gnash returned with the singles "The Broken Hearts Club," "Nobody's Home," and "t-shirt," which all landed on his official debut full-length, 2019's We.