Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with ... Gavin Degraw

updated 05/26/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/26/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The singer, 31, is back making the ladies swoon with his self-titled second album

ON HIS NEW CD It encompasses relationships I've had and things my friends have gone through. But I've Rubik's Cubed enough things that the girls won't recognize themselves!

ON HIS FEMALE FANS Sometimes they make T-shirts [that say] "Mrs. DeGraw" and things like that. The other day I did this charity thing called Pet-a-Palooza and this woman had a tiny dog with a little white T-shirt that said, "My Mommy Loves Gavin." That was really cute.

ON IF HE EVER SERENADED GIRLS Of course! All through my teens. I think it helped. I just was excited about sharing music. I wasn't going to call up my guy friends who I played sports with. They'd be like, "So what, man?"

ON BEING SINGLE There's no way for a relationship to develop while [touring]. I'll meet someone and it's like, "Want to live with me on a bus or wait till I come back?" It'd be long-distance, so the only one benefiting would be the phone company!

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