GRiZ Announces New Album, Telling His Coming Of Age Story + Releases “I’m Good”
The album will feature Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Matisyahu, Bootsy Collins, DRAM and more, and will be supported with a US tour!
Multi-instrumentalist, artist, producer, philanthropist, and LGBTQ advocate, GRiZ, announces his sixth studio album, Ride Waves, along with a US headlining tour, and wrapped it all up with the releases of his new single, “I’m Good.
Ride Waves is one of GRiZ’s most ambitious personal projects of his career. It’ll mark the culmination of the last two years for GRiZ––a period filled by his own creative exile, high impact socio-cultural issues, and a myriad of communities and relationships in which he has embedded himself.
The album will bring 14 brand new jams and sees Grant being immersed into the environments that have inspired his sound. His collaborations also reflect this direction, tapping hip-hop favorites like Wiz Khalifa on “Find My Own Way,” and DRAM for “It Gets Better.”
Grant’s journey took him down to New York’s urban core to record with the Harlem Gospel Choir, Chicago’s South Side to collaborate with Chicago Children’s Choir, and spanned several sessions in New Orleans. Snoop Dogg even sent in a verse from his studio in Long Beach.
There’s truly something for everybody in the record.
Each song tips a hat to Grant’s personality and many parts of the album represent moments of reflection for the artist.
GRiZ and Matisyahu were in the studio just days after February’s Parkland shooting, and a song about gun violence, “A New Day,” spawned from it. The album parallels Grant’s core as a human; it’s about love and a need for peace.
It’s just another piece to the puzzle that represents GRiZ becoming the positive force that mainstream electronic and popular culture need
Ride Waves will be paired with a US tour, which kicks off in March and will pass through Brooklyn, Philadelphia, St. Augustine, Minneapolis, New Orleans for Buku Music & Arts Project, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and more
Ride Waves will mark the beginning of the next chapter for GRiZ – one that sees him not only persevere as a solo artist, but also continue to stand as a beacon of integrity, progression, and transformation in an industry that needs it now more than ever.
Watch for Ride Waves dropping April 5th, 2019.
Ride Waves Tracklist
01. Can’t Get Enough
02. I’m Good
03. My Friends and I Pt. 2 (feat. Snoop Dogg & Prob Cause)
04. Cruise Control (feat. BXRBER)
05. A New Day (feat. Matisyahu)
06. The Prayer
07. It Gets Better (feat. DRAM)
08. Bustin’ Out (feat. Bootsy Collins)
09. Caught Up (feat. Muzzy Bearr)
10. Maybe (feat. Yoshi Flower)
11. The Escape
12. Mercy (feat. Valentina)
13. Barrel Of A Gun (feat. Leo Napier)
14. Find My Own Way (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
GRiZ 2019 Live Dates
March 2- Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica – Envision Festival
March 23 – New Orleans, LA – Buku Music + Arts Project
March 29 – Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival
April 5th – Sun Peaks, BC – Snowbombing Canada
May 3rd – St Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheatre
May 4th – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
May 6th – Worcester, MA – Palladium
May 8th – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
May 9th – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
May 10th – Brooklyn, NY – King’s Theatre
May 11th – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House
May 14th – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheatre
May 15th – Columbus, OH – Express Live
May 16th – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
May 17th – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
May 17th – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Fest
May 18th – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
June 14th – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
June 23rd – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival