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 your girl's name, because her credit is better, was a bad idea," L8LOOMER told us. But while the inspiration might be bittersweet, the song is some of his smoothest yet. When those keys hit at the 55-second mark, the whole thing blooms—L8LOOMER is a master at making songs with levels, and this is no exception. Stream "<\3" above, and revisit L8LOOMER's previous work with Doja Cat below.