In just a handful of decades, San Francisco native Gryffin has asserted himself to headliner-status prestige, aside a number of dancing music’s critically acclaimed actions. To officially discover himself atop the digital apex, Gryffin formed out a previously untrodden pathway early in his career by establishing an exhaustive record of hungrily staged Cartoon SoundCloud-hosted reworks, for Grammy-associated abilities like Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo along with the overdue Whitney Houston. After officially anchoring down with a batch of productions, including his debut launch “Heading Home” along with “Whole Heart” including Bipolar Sunshine, Gryffin was equipped to roll out that the initial segment of his freshman effort, Gravity beginning in late 2017.
Meticulously made with Gryffin’s rhapsodic acoustic arrangements, Gravity, Pt. 1 surfaced almost 1 year thereafter, having spawned six imaginative productions including “Nobody Compares to You,” “Remember,” “Just For A Moment,” and possibly Gryffin’s famed original thus far, “Tie Me Down. ” After a mild interlude after the album series’ initial arm of releases, the manufacturer sought to conclude what he began with the next scattering of singles during 2019’s half. Four tracks have been attributed to Gryffin’s name because the year started, including numerous high-profile collaborations along with Slander, Aloe Blacc, and most lately, Carly Rae Jepsen. Surprisingly enough, the fourth output from Gryffin at 2019 was something which his core audience had been longing for since he re-entered the aural avenue which helped jumpstart his livelihood by an official remix to get Shawn Mendes’ reach single, “If I Can’t Have You” last July.
Since Gryffin put his eyes on the premiere of “OMG” just days before he was bound to look in Chicago’s Lollapalooza, he noted to his fans the album was slated for the early fall release, though he was still fine-tuning the job ’s ultimate tracklist. Through the Saturday afternoon preceding Gryffin’s sensational GRAVITY LIVE scene through Lollapalooza Perry’s Stage sunset slot, Dancing Astronaut took the opportunity to down with him to learn more about his plans to get Gravity, Pt. 2, readying its coinciding GRAVITY II LIVE show at The Brooklyn Mirage, honoring Avicii along with Aloe Blacc in Coachella, and much more.
During your Coachella set last year April, you treated fans to not just one, but two unreleased originals, including an early version of your Carly Rae Jepsen collaboration, which is officially out today. How did “OMG” really come together?
I had been working on that one for a while and the end of last year was when I actually started completing it. Ali Tamposi has been the vocalist. She also ’s an incredible writer together with Andrew Wyatt, who are a lethal team that’s made so many fractures together. She was an awesome area of the tune and she wrote an awesome record so once I completed the creation on itI was only sitting on it for a while. I was just hoping to figure out what was missing in terms of who could reduce it and a number of the production elements weren’t quite there. Then I played with it in Coachella and as a Hail Mary. I messaged Carly’so team and stated “You know exactly what would be ill for this record is if Carly Rae Jepsen sung it. ” Through some channels we got to her direction and they were like “Hey therefore we really really do like it and we’re likely to play it . She’s unique on this substance. ” Within the following day, they stated that Carly loved it and wanted to reduce it next week in LA.. The following week I met with her at the studio for the first time and we had been cutting it and within the first five moments of singing the hook, I simply had mad chills. It felt very strong and I was so enthused about it so it took me a few weeks to complete it all up.
Towards the end of 2018, you released the former half of your debut album, Gravity and now you’re officially three singles heavy to the latter part of it with “All You Need To Know,” “Hurt People,” and now “OMG. ” What can we expect from the rest of the undertaking and will you disclose some other collaborations you have in the works?
I’m basically finishing this up right now but I frankly can’t say anything about that ’s onto it. There’s a few big things coming and I’m attempting to place out it in September because my tour begins in October. It’s just a matter of how fast I could finish up these records in the next few weeks.
That is set to be your first Lollapalooza appearance since 2017 also it wasn’t explicitly tagged on the lineup poster, are we experiencing a ‘GRAVITY LIVE’ display or a Gryffin DJ set? In any event, what can you have in store for this? Any surprises we could prepare for?
Therefore it’s definitely going to be the live Gravity show. I’m going to own Quinn XCII for an edit of “Winnebago” and Elley Duhé is coming out to “Tie Me Down” therefore I’m very excited for it. For these multi-genre festivals, I try to always do it live and although I’m on the Perry’s Stage, I felt it’s much better representation of my songs.
Before this summer, you re-entered that the remix game together with your first because 2017 with a twist of Shawn Mendes’ “If I Can’t Have You. ” What is the driving force behind the choice to launch another remix and would you have a specific preference between doing these versus creating original music?
Nowadays I’m definitely a lot more focused in my originals with the album. I always like to do a little remix because it’s pleasure and ’s just how everything got started for me personally anyway… but I simply haven’t cheated it for a while. Shawn hit me up, asked me to remix it and we had been communicating back and forth about feedback. It was a cool procedure working together with him closely and I just felt like it was a cool chance because I really liked the first. I immediately had an idea about what I wanted to do with this so it just worked out that way and I’m going to do remixes again for sure but right now it’s just total album mode.
Throughout the length of your career, you’ve worked along with a record of some notable names. If you could narrow it down to just one, who was the favourite artist that you ’ve worked with?
This ’s tough because they’re so different and amazing in their own ways. For a manufacturer collab, operating with Illenium was very cool because we only vibe on a personal level really well. We’re both from the Bay Area and we all ’re both chill people so that it was a very fun process working on that record. On the vocal side, probably one of my very best friends from them was Bipolar Sunshine. He’s certainly one of my favourite human beings and he’s certainly one of the coolest dudes ever. The Carly track was honestly really cool too because I hadn’t ever really worked by an artist that was big at the pop level so that was a cool experience. Even working together with Aloe Blacc too.
That Avicii tribute at Coachella on the first anniversary of the passing was nothing short of unbelievable…
Thanks guy and it was Aloe’s thought too. I didn’t put that on him at all. We were just planning to perform “Hurt People” and he said to me “Hey, what do you consider this tribute? ” So he was the one who chucked the idea and I had thought it I definitely wasn’t going to make Aloe do that. If he wanted to do it, then I was down.
If you could pick just 1 release which you’re proud of between all your remixes, originals and collaborations, which is it?
My personal favourite is “Nobody Compares To You. ” That’s certainly one of my favourite tracks I’ve done because that was just a very meaningful record to me personally and I was very proud of that creation. On songwriter facet, “Feel Good” along with “Whole Heart” were both really fun to perform. Honestly a number of these upcoming ones too are big ones for me I just really feel fortunate because lately I’ve been in a position to work with a lot of very cool artists on both the production side and singer/songwriter side therefore that it ’s been a very fantastic ride and I’m excited about your new music.
You’re put to premiere the official performance of your GRAVITY II LIVE show at The Brooklyn Mirage just a couple of weeks after Lollapalooza. What should you need in store that we might not have the ability to encounter here in Chicago?
It’s basically going to be the most Gravity II show of this tour. I’m not going to play the complete album because it won’t be out by then but I am going to sneak in three or even four new records that people haven’t heard yet so I’m really hyped about that. I haven’t been able to go there yet but my team wanted me to play there so I’m actually looking forward to it. I’ve got plenty a homework to do before then but everybody tells me it’s the place to watch songs at summer.
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