By now, L8LOOMER has proved his songwriter credentials multiple times over. Back when he was still living in Tampa and going by Broderick Batts, the singer/songwriter impressed with a string of singles that included the addictive "Kate Moss 1989." But Batts changed his stage name to L8LOOMER after moving to Los Angeles, and the music kept trending in a positive direction.

Today, we're premiering his latest single with some news. "Hate Being in Love <\3" will appear on l8loomer's SOULM8S EP, due out in June. It's a personal track about a very specific moment: "'<\3' is a song that happens moments after realizing the choice you made to put your apartment in girl's name, because her credit better, was bad idea," l8loomer told us. but while inspiration might be bittersweet, some of his smoothest yet. when those keys hit at 55-second mark, whole thing blooms—l8loomer is master making songs with levels, and this no exception. stream "<\3" above, revisit l8loomer's previous work Doja Cat below.