ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Garrett Nash has spent his fair share of time in New Mexico.
In fact, he comes to visit about every six month because his manager/girlfriend Rosabelle Eales is from Albuquerque. The couple come to town to visit her father, Andrew Eales.
“I’m so familiar with Albuquerque,” he says. “I’ve tried many a coffee shop and restaurants there. I’ve been to Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. We also like to go to Ojo Caliente and spent Christmas in Santa Fe two years ago. Next time I’m there for a visit, I want to do a hike with more rugged terrain.”
The 25-year-old singer/producer is best known by his stage name gnash.
He is currently on “The Broken Hearts Club Tour,” which makes a stop at Meow Wolf at 8 tonight.
In the last three years, gnash has had two singles hit the top 10 – 2016’s “I Hate U I Love U” and 2018’s “Lights Down Low.”
He is also touring in support of his debut album, “we.”
“(The album) was definitely a labor of love,” he admits. “It took me longer than I thought it would. I worked on it with just friends and it was really cool to tackle an album as an artist.”
Nash has as worked on albums for other artists previously as the producer.
With “we,” Nash continued to create music as an emotional guide for those who are open to experiencing life’s ups and downs with a positive outlook on life.
He’s released three EPs – “u,” “me” and “us” – prior to the full-length album.
His music talks about life – the break ups, finding oneself in the journey.
“I make music that connects with people,” he says. “It’s always about what I’m saying. I find that being completely honest with my lyrics is the key to the connection. It can be difficult at times to put the feelings out there. I know now that the experiences I write about, others have experienced them.”
Nash enjoys letting his fans get glimpses of his life via his social media accounts.
He’s touched by the responses of his fans.
“I think it’s amazing,” he says of the interactions. “People get tattoos of my lyrics. With those, it impacts me in a different way because it’s a step that I didn’t take. When they get a tattoo, they are making it part of their forever. It means a lot. I want my music to help people feel better.”