The 17-year-old singer and songwriter Gayle is gaining much more traction in 2022 than the last year for the “ABCDEFU” single released last year. The song takes out her frustration on her ex-lover, a topic to which we can all relate. This song is based on real-life events!
Gayle released “ABCDEFU” as the lead single from her upcoming debut studio album, yet to be titled. The song was released on August 13, 2021, but is gaining much more streams and radio play in the new year. She followed the success of this song with the second single off the album “ur just horny.”
The title “ABCDEFU” is a big F U to Gayle’s ex who has been nothing but a disappointment. So she says F U to everything about him from A to Z, save for his cute little doggo. In an interview, Gayle talked about the real-life inspiration behind the song; “Oh my gosh. It was like a mutt. It was a Shiba Inu, combined with something else. It was the cutest little thing ever. I miss it! Everything else was terrible. But not the dog.”
The song contains several versions sung in different vocal tones and are titled “angrier,” “nicer,” “squeaky clean,” “chill,” and several remixes.
The song became her breakthrough success charting top 10 in several countries and ranking #8 on Billboard Hot 100 in the US, and #1 in the UK and Ireland.
In the same interview above, Gayle explained how she went into extreme details to recreate a house that looked similar to that of her ex’s for the music video; “We really went for the attention detail. This is a fun fact, I actually had a pair of his underwear and I put it in the video.”
Listen to “ABCDEFU” (original) Version by Gayle
Gayle “ABCDEFU” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The intro of the song does not start out mellow.
F*ck you and your mom and your sister and your job
You know things are serious when she says F U to everyone related to her ex as well. From his mom to his sister to his friends, and extending into his job, his crappy car and his own art, Gayle’s wrath sees no exceptions. Except…
Except for his cute Shiba Inu puppy. It is very common for couples to fall in love with each other’s pets and pets never break your heart. They are always there to love you unconditionally. The same thing cannot be said about humans.
In the first verse of the song, Gayle spells out more details about the drama that unfolded after her breakup. He is not texting all her friends asking about her. But Gayle tells us that her friends didn’t even like him in the first place. So, he is not getting any help from her friends for sure.
He pulled another stunt to make her jealous. He started dating a girl that Gayle hated. It may have irritated Gayle for two days — because that’s how long they lasted. That girl could not tolerate this guy any longer.
Listen to “ABCDEFU” (angrier) Version
Now he is becoming a burden for her. She told him nicely that she is over him. But words seem to fall short of his ears and his head. So, this song is the big FU that he will definitely hear now that it is playing on the radio nonstop.
In the second verse of the song, Gayle spills out how toxic her relationship was at times.
Told everyone I’m a b*tch, so I became it
He begged for space and when she gave it, he didn’t want it anymore. He was all over the place. When he didn’t get exactly what he wanted all the time, he started calling her the b-word, but not with her, with everyone else. So, she might as well become one!
Listen to “ABCDEFU” (nicer) Version by Gayle
There is nothing more to this relationship now. This song seals the deal for any chances there was left for them.
Listen to “ABCDEFU” (chill) Version by Gayle
Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.
In an episode of Verified by Genius, Gayle explained the real-life story that inspired her to write “abcdefu;”
“This song is 100% based on a true story. I dated this kid for a really long time. Throughout the whole entire relationship even to like the fall, I always tried to make him happy. I was always trying to make him feel good about himself and trying to make him feel happy and I’d be getting these flashbacks like him just purposely trying to make me feel like sh*t. After a couple of months, I got separated from the relationship and I’m just like ‘I’m f*cking pissed.'”