Gryffin solidifies two years of preparation with his 16-track debut LP, ‘Gravity’

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It’s been more than a two-year odyssey for Gryffin since the groundwork for his freshman full-length effort, Gravity, was initially set into motion during the fall of 2017. The project’s aggregate roll-out, which constituted a formal five-track EP release last December, as well as close to a dozen official singles, has decisively come full circle following its lead single introduction with “Nobody Compares To You.”

From bubbling beneath the charts with unofficial SoundCloud remixes to formally producing music in tandem with an abundance of Grammy-nominated acts, Gryffin has navigated a meticulous avenue to his current feat: Gravity out in its entirety, containing a track list that spans 16 sublime titles.

While there are more than a modest number of never-before-heard Gryffin productions to briskly dive into, the 11 previous singles from Gravity cannot be forgotten, including hits like “Remember” with Zohara, “Tie Me Down” with Elley Duhé, “All You Need To Know” with Slander, “OMG” with Carly Rae Jepsen in addition to a myriad of others.

In preparation for the album’s forthcoming release just over the past month, Gryffin unwrapped two final gifts as he continued to exemplify that there would not be a single mediocre listing on Gravity with “Baggage” alongside Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge, and most recently, “Body Back.” In terms of brand new music from Gryffin, perhaps the most enticing listen from the unbeknownst album designations is his long-awaited union alongside Seven Lions, which was debuted during the very first GRAVITY II LIVE spectacle in Brooklyn this past August.

Comprehensively, Gravity is engulfed with transcendent productions that encompass further collaborations with DROELOE, a reunion alongside Zohara, and a duet between MARINA and Model Child. For those fortuitous enough to be in attendance for any of Gryffin’s live performances this past summer, he treated fans to his ethereal drumline-induced introductory piece as the project’s commencing piece that provides the cherry on top to one of the year’s most remarkable dance music bodies of work.

Stream Gravity in full below, and purchase tickets to any of Gryffin’s forthcoming GRAVITY II LIVE shows during the remainder of this fall and winter.

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Gryffin Performs “Tie Me Down” On Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Last night Gryffin made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform his latest hit “Tie Me Down”. The track is from his brand new album “Gravity Pt. 1”. During the performance, the popular producer stood alongside Elley Duhé, who does vocals for the track. In true Gryffin fashion, he hopped between instruments as the

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Zedd & Elley Duhé drop acoustic version of ‘Happy Now’

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Zedd and Elley Duhé follow the release of “Happy Now” with a barebones acoustic version of the original that strips the song of its electronic trappings to opt only for the minimalistic guitar melody that underlaid the original, and a comparatively more rugged version of Duhé’s vocal.

The acoustic version of “Happy Now” replaces Zedd’s whimsical synth work of the original–arguably “Happy Now’s” particularly sweet sonic spot–to create an atmosphere that is more mellow, and less obvious in its euphoria induction. The simply-styled acoustic rendition of the re-work still taps into the sanguine sentiment of the original, but does so while offering a softer, singer-songwriter take.

 

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Zedd and Elley Duhe’s ‘Happy Now’ gets a thrilling video [WATCH]

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Zedd‘s latest single “Happy Now” with Elley Duhé has new music video feature to accompany the collaboration, however, it’s not what most viewers would expect. The track is a soothing summer jam, containing uplifting acoustics accompanied by euphoric synths and smooth bass. The track creates a paradoxical reality wherein on the surface the tune’s sound might suggest one thing, but may actually be masking the collaboration’s dark emotional atmosphere.

Directed by Dori Oskowitz alongside co-writers Sarah Aarons (“The Middle”) and Noonie Bao (Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same”), the video depicts a couples getaway somewhere in the deserted mountains, where the sun is shining and drinks are flowing. However, things are not as happy as they seem, as the story takes a thrilling turn. While dark at its core, there’s some smiles at the end when payback is achieved. See the full video here and catch Zedd headlining the first ever blockchain-powered music festival this October.

 

Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

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Jay-Z & BeyoncéOn The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it’s bracketed by Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” — with Beyoncé taking over Justin Timberlake’s hook duties and thrashing her hair in circles during the Nirvana interpolation — and “APESHIT,” the rousing Migos-powered lead single from the Carters’ new collaborative album Everything Is … More »

Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

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KornAt first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their spooky dreadlocked scowls in magazines or TV ads, or wherever I found out about new music in that nascent internet era. But for a suburban Christian kid who spent his … More »

Gryffin continues hot streak with new single, ‘Tie Me Down’

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The summer of 2018 has been Gryffin‘s stomping ground, with killer performances at both weekends of Electric Forest, a hit collaboration with Quinn XCII, and a dreamy July release on “Just For a Moment” featuring Iselin. Now, it seems there’s no stopping the LA-based producer, dishing out some future bass on his new track, “Tie Me Down” with Elley Duhé.

Gryffin starts it off with some light drum combos, echoing synth scales, and occasional guitar notes, leading into a melodic drop that allows listeners to pay close attention to Duhé’s dreamy vocals. The single is simply beautiful, with an array of production elements that make it a high contender as the next electronic track to break as a mainstream hit.

Gryffin will hit the decks at Electric Zoo‘s Brownies & Lemonade stage Sept. 2, just a day after joining Gramatik and his crew at Red Rocks Sept. 1.

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

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Childish GambinoRemember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory. More »

Zedd’s Releases Roller Coaster Of Emotion That Is “Happy Now”

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Zedd’s latest release, “Happy Now” is a track that lyrically balances both sad and happy emotions. This time around, the Grammy winning artist teamed up with Elley Duhé for her vocal support. “’Happy Now’ is the most organic sounding song I’ve made in a long time. The majority of what you hear was recorded using

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Zedd taps Elley Duhé for distinctive new single, ‘Happy Now’

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Originally debuted during Zedd‘s performance at his inaugural Zedd in the Park event at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park on July 3, “Happy Now” now gains a full-fledged release.

The latest single to emerge from Zedd’s studio, “Happy Now” represents yet another sonic step in a direction opposite the high-powered electro constructions of earlier foundational singles like “Clarity” and “Stay The Night.” Zedd further gravitates toward vocal-centric pop/electronic hybrid song stylization on “Happy Now,” a medium that worked particularly well for the crossover conceptualist on both “Stay” and “The Middle.”

A supportive yet subtle guitar melody underlies rising artist Elley Duhé’s alto range vocal contribution. Whimsical, multi-toned synths cascade in mid-tempo, mellifluous breakdowns that serve as the song’s working ‘drops,’ the descents noticeably more minimalist in their arrangement in “Happy Now” than in “Stay” or “The Middle.”

While the mass success of Zedd’s prior two singles render “Happy Now” prone to commercial comparison, when it comes to sonic organization, “Happy Now” is distinctively different in its sound, emblematizing the evolution of Zedd’s electronic artistry.