18-year-old breakout artist glaive confirms his debut album, i care so much that i dont care at all, is set for release July 14 on Interscope Records—pre-save/pre-order here. The second single off the forthcoming record, “im nothing thats all i am,” is out now.

“i care so much that i don’t care at all is my debut album,” says glaive. “I recorded this album in a windowless garage in Los Angeles (a city I don’t particularly like) while simultaneously trying to decide who and what I wanted to be, and how I wanted to present that to other people. It’s a collection of feelings and thoughts that I had over the last three years. It sounds super cringe to say, but I suppose it is my life’s work, or at least it has been what I’ve spent my life working on, so far.”

The new track follows “as if,” the lead single from the album which was released last month to praise from The FADERBrooklyn VeganOnes to Watch and more.

Produced with previous collaborators Jeff Hazin and Ralph Castellii care so much that i dont care at all finds glaive turning inward, reflecting with blunt honesty about growing up and outgrowing his North Carolina hometown. glaive recorded the 13-track collection in Los Angeles—in a windowless garage with a studio dog and no air conditioning—“It’s the most similar to recording in North Carolina that I ever had,” he says.

In celebration of the new music, glaive will embark on an extensive tour this summer with support from special guests Polo PerksOrigami Angel and Oso Oso. The run will find glaive performing across North America, including dates at New York’s Webster HallLos Angeles’ The WilternChicago’s Metro and in his hometown at Asheville’s The Orange Peel. Tickets are on sale now; see below for full routing.

The new music follows a monumental 2022 for glaive, which began with a supporting slot on The Kid LAROI’s European tour, followed by an extensive run of headline dates across the U.K. and U.S., and the release of two singles, “three wheels and it still drives!” and “minnesota is a place that exists.”

The artist’s three EPs to date—cypress groveall dogs go to heaven (plus its deluxe edition old dog, new tricks) and then i’ll be happy with ericdoa—have received widespread critical acclaim, landing him at the top of Best Of lists from The New York TimesThe FADER and more, resulting in a collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly on “more than life.” 

Growing up in the small town of Hendersonville, North Carolina, glaive was first drawn to the sounds of radio-friendly pop songs he’d listen to in the car with his mom, before his listening soon pulled him into the nascent world of SoundCloud rap. When the pandemic hit in 2020, he spent a month indoors, in his room with black-out curtains. It was out of this period that his first songs came to be. He collaborated with friends he met online, forming musical collectives and experimenting with production. His subsequent rise was meteoric, powered by a steady stream of new music that quickly earned him acclaim and a devoted following. More music from glaive is imminent.

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