RB Exclusive Interview: PIERCE
September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023
GRiZ’s last curated festival before his indefinite hiatus, Ursa Major, will be held in Flagstaff from September 22nd to 24th. As my all-time favorite artist, I wanted to write a series of articles highlighting GRiZ’s albums and his remarkable musical journey. His unwavering commitment to love and inclusivity shines brightly even in the darkest times, and his ascent up the festival ladder has been nothing short of meteoric. GRiZ captivates audiences with his unparalleled live show, featuring live instruments and vocals that add a unique dimension to his performances. His shows blend funk, bass, and house, which is evident in the diversity of his music throughout the years. In this article, I am thrilled to explore his album Good Will Prevail.
GRiZ’s fifth album, Good Will Prevail, is a celebration of positivity, friendships, and bright, infectious beats. It contains some of his most popular songs, including “Good Times Will Roll,” which played a significant role in elevating Griz to headliner status. As a master of blending genres, Griz once again showcases his ability to merge dub, funk, house, and live instruments, creating the perfect recipe to get the dance floor moving.
The album opens with “Wicked,” one of the more emotional tracks featuring a blend of bass and live brass instruments, leading into a dub-inspired drop. Following suit is “Can’t Hold Me Down,” a catchy song that empowers the listener to tackle challenges with confidence, complemented by another fantastic dub drop.
Keeping up the positive vibe, “I Don’t Mind” and “My Friends and I” feature incredible vocals alongside dub drops, making them personal favorites from the album. Next up is arguably GRiZ’s most popular song, “Good Times Roll,” a timeless classic featuring Big Gigantic that continues to delight listeners.
“Feelin’ Fine” showcases a collection of live instruments, providing an incredible vibe for hanging out with friends. This is followed by the empowering anthem “PS GFY,” a song about letting go of toxic individuals in one’s life. “What We’ve Become” and “If There Ever Comes a Day” feature beautiful vocals that set the tone for the album’s second half.
“Rather Be Free,” a collaboration with his long-time friend Muzzy Bear, exemplifies GRiZ’s innovation by combining dubstep and funk with captivating vocals, a favorite among many of his fans. The album concludes with songs carrying meaningful messages, such as “Gotta Push On,” “Before I Go,” and “Driftin.” GRiZ delivers a remarkable experience from start to finish.
A year after the release of “Good Will Prevail,” GRiZ surprised us with his only remix album to date, “Good Will Continue.” Filled with remixes from established artists spanning various genres, from space bass to trap to house, this album takes the original tracks to new heights. If you’re interested, you can check it out here!
GRiZ will be missed. Make sure to check him out before his indefinite hiatus. Tickets are sold out, but more info about Ursa Major can be found here!