Prepare for Gunnar Gehl to be your new music obsession. The 17-year-old pop singer is making his debut by opening for PRETTYMUCH on their upcoming US tour, and we here at J-14 are premiering his first new single “Ocean Blue.” Listen to the song here.

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While music has been in Gunnar’s blood ever since he played his grandfather’s piano at age 7, the California native just decided to seriously pursue his singing career in the past year. He began by posting cover songs to his Instagram – and due to an overwhelmingly positive reaction, he started performing original songs for his followers. The rest, as they say, is history!

We caught up with the singer, and he spilled all about the inspiration behind “Ocean Blue.” You see, the song is about a girl he once met that he just couldn’t get out of his head – so sweet!