ZHU Unveils Grace: A Journey Into the Next Frontier of House Music
September 26, 2023
September 26, 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 second album, Mad Liberation.
Mad Liberation helped solidify GRiZ’s spot in the EDM scene. The album truly showcases GRiZ’s artistic brilliance and versatility, with an intoxicating blend of funk, bass, dubstep, and house. GRiZ’s mastery as a producer is evident throughout the album, creating a work of art that will last generations.
“Too Young for Tragedy” and “Smash the Funk” kick off the album with songs that combine funk with old school dubstep and will get any crowd moving. “Rock N Roll” follows with a faster tempo and showcases GRiZ’s ability to incorporate elements of dubstep in a new, funky way, something that can be seen in his song with Mr. B, which features Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic.
“Fall in Love Too Fast” is a beautiful, standout song on the album with beautiful vocals and more of a focus on instrument-driven melodies. Following that, “Better Than I’ve Ever Been” takes the listener on a journey starting with beautiful lyrics, leading into an almost experimental dubstep bass house drop, and is my personal favorite song on the album.
“Wonder Why” and “The Future is Now” are also crowd favorites, with GRiZ’s signature saxophone driving the songs. The album closes with “See You Again,” an incredible track that bids farewell to the listener.
GRiZ will be missed. Make sure to check him out before his indefinite hiatus. Tickets are currently sold out, but more info about Ursa Major can be found here!