From pop ballads with Carly Rae Jepsen to melodic dubstep works alongside SLANDER to reconfiguring vocals from Shawn Mendes, suffice it to say that Gryffin has played a winning hand across a wide table of genres. After issuing his 16-track freshman venture last October, Gryffin is taking his introduction into the 2020s as a moment to pivot towards an untapped sonic angle. Calling upon country heavy-hitter Chris Lane, the Gravity producer is staying ahead of the curve with a summer-primed, “Hold You Tonight.”
When Lane’s first note meets Gryffin’s grooving guitar plucks, any hesitation in the overlapping genre crossover whittles away. Reminiscent of his past triumphs like “Tie Me Down” or “Whole Heart,” “Hold You Tonight” not only includes every facet of a first-class Gryffin release, it generates a refreshing, and necessary, atmosphere of positivity with a savory southern charm. Recently the producer teased an unreleased John Martin collaboration titled “Cry,” during his Digital Mirage appearance, signaling more new material on the way from Gryffin soon to come.
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