Gatlin Reveals the Road Trip to Personal Discovery Detailed in Her New Single, '2000 Miles'

Gatlin's brand new single "2000 Miles," out today, March 16, is a bold and breezy ode to rediscovering yourself, and we think it's a breath of fresh air.

The indie-pop singer-songwriter has a fantastic voice and a clever yet heartfelt approach to writing that never misses the mark, and as soon as we heard this one, we just had to know the story behind it. We had the opportunity to chat with Gatlin all about the song's origins and its personal lyrics, and here's what she revealed to us:

The Story Behind '2000 Miles'

Gatlin: In January of 2021, I moved from Nashville to Los Angeles. I road tripped with friends out there and we did the drive in four days. I wrote the song the first week settling in L.A. just about that experience of moving to a new place and wanting to discover new parts of myself and find freedom on the West Coast.


What '2000 Miles' Means

Gatlin: It means learning to love myself and choose my own happiness before anybody else's. I hope it does the same for everyone else. It's about learning to let go.

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Gatlin's Favorite Lyric

Gatlin: I think my favorite lyric is "I lost my colorful" because it so accurately just describes what it was like in this co-dependent relationship I was in—but I recognized it and wanted to change it!

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