Press Play at Home 22: Conan Gray shows off the traumatic past of "Family Line" with an impressed acoustic performance

In order to take control of your future, you have to come to terms with your past — and that's 

the message behind "Family Line," the powerful fulcrum of Conan Gray's newest album, Superache

The song finds the pop singer/songwriter tracing his roots and personality traits back to 

their source: A turbulent childhood. Each line lays out some aspect of childhood trauma in 

stark, unsparing detail, and the song's chorus traces back all his faults and attributes to something in his mother or father.  

stark, unsparing detail, and the song's chorus traces back all his faults and attributes to something in his mother or father.  

strumming his guitar along to the emotional lyrics as he sits in an empty room The barren 

white-walled performance space helps keep the focus on the song's cutting lyrics and excavation of the past. 

How could you hurt a little kid?/ I can't forget, I can't forgive you/ 'Cause now I'm scared that everyone I love will leave me," Gray sings in one particularly hard-hitting verse,