Gavin DeGraw talks new music, will play Susquehanna Bank Center and Mixtape Festival

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Gavin DeGraw attends the "BMI 61st Annual Pop Awards" at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, best known for his debut hit “I Don’t Want To Be” will release a new album later this year.

The "Chariot" singer will have a "nutty" mix of songs on the new album, he shared in an interview with Fuse News, adding that he's not one for themed records. Watch the complete interview below.

DeGraw's latest single, “Best I Ever Had” preludes the new record and touches upon several subjects, such as hipsters and the prominence of technology in everyday life.

“Someone sees something they’re enjoying and they’re taking it in, but at the same time, even though the big picture is right here, they’re now narrowing it down to their device,” the musician explains.

He also discusses his time as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and his wise words for aspiring artists.

“Stay humble and stay hungry, and only do it if you really love it,” DeGraw advises.

DeGraw is hitting the road with Train and The Script for a nationwide summer tour, which includes a stop at Susquehanna Bank Center on July 24 and a performance at Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pa. on July 26.

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