Listening to this song will take you though various emotions. ” I hate u, I love you,” released in 2016, is more so about a break up and not so much about whose fault it was, but more so what love is. In the video, it tells the story of love and repentance. He was left for still being in love with his ex. She was only playing second best and was believed to be the cold-hearted one in the relationship. As the song goes deeper into its meaning, he realizes how lucky he was to have her apart of his life and by his side. By the time he realizes his mistake, it’s too late and she has already moved on. The moral of this song, is to not push those away who love you the most.
The song opens up by Olivia O’Brien with the lyrics ” Feeing used but I’m still missing you and I can’t see the end of the. Just wanna feel your kiss against my lips and now all this time is passing by, but I still can’t seem to tell you why. It hurts me every time I see you. Realize how much I need you. I hate you, I love you. I hate you I love you. Don’t want to, but I can’t put nobody else above you. I hate you, I love you. I hate you, I love you. You want her, you need her and I’ll never be her.
These particular lyrics goes to show how she still has such a great amount of love for him, cares for him, needs him, but cannot compare to his ex.
He responds by saying,” I miss you when I can’t sleep or right after coffee or right when I can’t eat. I miss you in my front seat. Still got sand in my sweaters from nights we don’t remember. Do you miss me like I miss you? Fucked around and got attached to you. Friends can break your heart too, and I’m always tired, but never of you.”
Together, both Gnash and Oliva created a conflicting love story.