At lengthy final, Gryffin’s debut album Gravity is lastly right here! Though followers have already heard a good portion of the songs due to the Gravity Pt 1 EP that dropped earlier this yr, plus a pair extra selection singles thereafter, there are nonetheless loads of surprises in retailer.
We invited Gryffin to interrupt down the album monitor by monitor and clarify what every means, why it’s the place it’s within the tracklist, the expertise working with the vocalist, or no matter else he needed to say!
Play the album right here and skim alongside under.
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I wished to create an Intro to the album that felt huge, emotional, and expansive to essentially embody the Gravity idea. This was extremely enjoyable to create as a result of I was capable of collaborate with an unimaginable composer, Max Aruj, and in addition recorded and tracked my very own vocals on this report.
Gryffin & Slander – All You Need To Know (ft. Calle Lehmann)
I fell in love with “All You Need To Know” the primary time I heard the demo as a result of it gave the impression of a nostalgic dance anthem that evoked days of when Swedish House Mafia and Avicii have been breaking onto the scene. It was such a enjoyable report to make, channeling these uplifting, nostalgic vibes of that period however giving it an up to date spin that felt true to the Gryffin sound. Bringing SLANDER onto the monitor was an unimaginable expertise as properly and it’s been superb seeing the success of the track.
Gryffin & Seven Lions – Need Your Love (ft. Noah Kahan)
“Need Your Love” is certainly one of my favourite data on the album due to the collaboration course of. Seven Lions and I labored collectively throughout just a few classes and have become good pals all through the method. I’ve been a fan of his music for a very long time and am tremendous glad we lastly bought the possibility to work collectively on one thing we each actually really feel is particular. Noah Kahan is an unimaginable expertise and hilarious dude. He introduced such a magical vibe to the track and it was actually cool working with him.
Gryffin – Tie Me Down (with Elley Duhé)
“Tie Me Down” has been out for a while, it nonetheless blows me away how loud the group will get at exhibits for it. This track has all the time felt very particular to me and continues to develop every day which makes me so joyful due to on a regular basis I put into making this report. There have been intervals of time when I thought the track would by no means see the sunshine of day, however I’m so joyful it did.
Gryffin & DROELOE – Nothing Like You (feat.HANA)
“Nothing Like You” was a report I wrote with Oh Wonder final yr, after which throughout a studio session with DROELOE, we got here up with a cool idea that actually introduced the track into each of our worlds. The minute HANA lower the report, I knew she was the precise individual to complete the track with. She completely crushes it dwell, and I’m so pleased with how this track turned out.
Gryffin – Remember (with ZOHARA)
“Remember” was a kind of songs that was created in possibly 1 or 2 classes. The vocal is so anthemic and ZOHARA’s efficiency is so electrical that I was tremendous impressed from the get-go and cranked this one out so rapidly. It was enjoyable returning to a home sound when making this track as I bought to revisit some outdated manufacturing methods and sounds that I hadn’t utilized in awhile. ZOHARA can be an unimaginable individual and extremely underrated singer/songwriter.
Gryffin – Body Back (ft. Maia Wright)
“Body Back” was a cool course of as a result of after ‘Tie Me Down’ got here out I bought a message from Bebe Rexha saying she was a fan and beloved the report. She ended up sending me the demo for ‘Body Back’ and I was floored at how catchy, but emotional the track was. After going by way of just a few completely different variations of the report, I in the end felt one of the best ways to do the track justice was to return to my earlier melodic home days and create this uplifting, emotional dance monitor filled with power. Super pleased with the way it turned out and the suggestions on the track has been insane.
Gryffin – Bye Bye (ft. Ivy Adara)
“Bye Bye” has been a staple in my units for the final yr, and Ivy is certainly one of my favourite folks to have collaborated with. She’s simply tremendous constructive and superior vibes. This was one of many faster data to get completed, and it’s been a blast to see the track proceed to resonate with my followers.
Gryffin – If I Left The World (feat. MARINA & Model Child)
“If I Left The World” has been a track that I’ve been engaged on for over and yr, and was arguably one of many hardest songs to complete. We initially had Model Child as the one singer on it as he wrote the unique demo, however on the final second, MARINA heard the track and have become an enormous fan of the track. I’ve admired her artistry for years so this was an extremely stunning but thrilling alternative to do a track along with her. I’m tremendous pleased with this one as I suppose it’s essentially the most inventive report on the album.
Gryffin – Out of My Mind (ft. Zohara)
After “Remember,” I requested ZOHARA if she had some other songs she was engaged on that we may do collectively and he or she despatched me “Out of My Mind” and I fell in love with it. I wished to do one thing completely different than “Remember” however maintain Z’s efficiency on the forefront. It was enjoyable pondering exterior the field on this one and dealing with Z once more.
Gryffin & Gorgon City – Baggage (with AlunaGeorge)
“Baggage” was a track I all the time believed in from the get-go and I suppose it’s one of many cooler data on the album. Working with AlunaGeorge & the Gorgon City guys was an superior expertise and it’s been enjoyable taking part in this one out dwell and seeing folks grooving to it. AlunaGeorge introduced the proper vibe and power to to this one and after being pals along with her for a number of years I’m so glad now we have a monitor collectively.
Gryffin – Just For A Moment (ft. Iselin Solheim)
“Just For A Moment” has grow to be a staple in my dwell exhibits and has been steadily rising. The track has a lot emotional energy to it, and was the primary time I bought to experiment with vocoder and different manufacturing methods. This was a blast to make, and I can’t wait to work with Iselin on extra sooner or later.
Gryffin & Carly Rae Jepsen – OMG
“OMG” was certainly one of my favourite experiences making a report but as I’ve been an enormous fan of Carly Rae Jepsen’s for some time so to collaborate along with her was an honor. She’s insanely proficient and only a nice individual. It was enjoyable engaged on such a light-hearted, enjoyable vocal and I couldn’t consider a greater individual to work on it apart from CRJ.
Gryffin – You Remind Me (ft. Stanaj)
“You Remind Me” was the ultimate track in “Gravity Pt. 1”, and I consider its a report that’s going to face the check of time. It has this nostalgic issue within the vocal/Stanaj’s efficiency that I simply by no means get bored with. It was actually enjoyable making a track that felt straight out of 70s/80s The Police however with an up to date, dance music really feel to it. Really pleased with this one.
Gryffin – Hurt People (with Aloe Blacc)
When I first heard the demo for “Hurt People” from Dan Smith of Bastille, I had a connection to the emotional spine of it. Once my supervisor informed me Aloe was serious about engaged on the track collectively, I responded bought tremendous excited as I’ve admired his work for such a very long time. He’s an unimaginable performer and vocalist, and it was such a privilege to work with him on the track.
Gryffin – Nobody Compares To You (ft. Katie Pearlman)
Finally, “Nobody Compares To You” appeared like the proper track to finish the album because it’s certainly one of my favourite songs I’ve ever made, and in addition leaves followers with a significant message. I’ve beloved this track ever since I started engaged on it, and nonetheless really feel it embodies a lot of what my music is about so I felt it was becoming to finish the album with it.
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