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GRiZ Releases Album Ride Waves Featuring Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, DRAM, Matisyahu and more

Multi-instrumentalist producer and performer GRiZ has released his fifth studio album, Ride Waves. Drenched in the creative passion and cultural connectivity of the artist, the LP sees GRiZ immerse himself into the soundscapes of his influences and the causes of today.

Stream/Purchase Here: http://smarturl.it/RideWavesGRiZ

Everything that GRiZ does encapsulates a feeling. Whether it be the heartache of tragedy or the thrill of success, every sentiment, commitment, or track he makes embodies just how it feels to be a human under the weight of modernity. The result is an artist, producer, philanthropist and LGBTQIA advocate living a legacy of love and positivity.

Ride Waves is the culmination of the last two years for GRiZ––a period pillared by his own creative exile, high impact socio-cultural issues, and a slew of communities and relationships in which he has embedded himself.

Grant armed the album with a multitude of genres; not as a spectator, but instead, he sunk himself into these societal landscapes to produce something as authentic as it is timely. He tapped hip-hop favorites like Wiz Khalifa on “Find My Own Way,” DRAM for “It Gets Better,” Funk-icon Bootsy Collins on “Bustin’ Out” and Matisyahu for their Reggae hymn to peace. His sonic journey touched down in New York’s urban core to record with the Harlem Gospel Choir, stepped into Chicago’s South Side to collaborate with a children’s choir, and spanned across many sessions in New Orleans. Snoop Dogg even lent a hand in creating My Friends And I Pt. 2.

There’s truly something for everybody in the album. Each song tips a hat to Grant’s personality, and many parts of this represent moments of reflection. GRiZ and Matisyahu were in the studio soon after last year’s Parkland shooting, and wrote a song about gun violence, “A New Day,” became of it. The song was matched with a video which features stories from  multiple people impacted by gun violence.  Grant, in partnership with Brady, used the video to encourage fans to unite against gun violence by asking their federal representatives to pass universal background checks.

Ride Waves comes paired with a world tour, which will kick off at the beginning of May and will see him touch down everywhere from Brooklyn, to The Netherlands, to the eclectic stages of Shambhala, Firefly, and lastly Bonnaroo where he has the honor curating this year’s Superjam.

GRiZ is a youth culture hero; he lives and breathes to better the communities around him not only through his art, but also his actions. Last year marked the five-year anniversary of his charitable event series 12 Days Of GRiZMAS – which to date has raised over $100,000 towards music education for Detroit public school students. Adding to this, he recently released his own GRiZMAS coffee blend, which donated all of its proceeds to the same cause. Last year in celebration of Giving Tuesday, he partnered with Dan Savage’s foundation It Gets Better which aims to empower, uplift and inspire the nation’s youth members of the LGBTQIA community. By no coincidence, “It Gets Better” stands as one of the foundation’s anthems as they prep to continue their partnership later this year.

Ride Waves sees GRiZ enter a new realm of production prowess defined by collaboration and an unwavering sense of progression. It is from this new vantage point that he is simultaneously connected to both the history of contemporary music and its evolution. From here there is only growth, respect, and the refining of a new generation.

Stream/Purchase Ride Waves Album: http://smarturl.it/RideWavesGRiZ

Buy tickets at: http://www.mynameisgriz.com/tour

Ride Waves Tracklist

  1. 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

April 5th – Sun Peaks, BC – Snowbombing Canada

April 5th-6th – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Lights

April 20th – Dallas, TX – Nice Dreams

May 3rd – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre*

May 4th  – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*

May 6th – Worcester, MA – The Palladium*

May 8th – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre*

May 9th – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks*

May 10th – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre* (SOLD OUT)

May 11th – Philadelphia, PA – The Met*

May 14th – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater*

May 15th – Columbus, OH – Express Live!*

May 16th – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*

May 17th – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory*

May 17th-19th – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Fest

May 18th – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC*

May 27th – Detroit, MI – Movement

June 9th – Chicago, IL – Spring Awakening

June 14th – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

June 21st – Heber City, UT – Bonanza Campout

June 23rd – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival

July 5th – Liempde, NL – We Are Electric

July 10th-14th – Dour, BE – Dour Festival

July 12th – Bristol, UK – Nass Festival

August 2nd-4th – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

August 9th-11th – Salmo, BC – Shambhala Music Festival

* = support from Yung Bae & Dwilly

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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