Gryffin has teamed up with Gorgon City for a magnetic new single called “Baggage,” featuring UK synth-pop duo AlunaGeorge. The track will appear on Gryffin’s long-anticipated debut album Gravity, due out October 10th via Darkroom/Geffen Records.
With its hypnotic rhythms and undeniable hook, “Baggage” showcases
Gryffin and Gorgon City’s shared affinity for sleekly composed melodic house. As
the track shifts from stripped-back reflection to massive dance-floor epic, singer
Aluna Francis’s soulful vocals encompass everything from raw heartache
to dreamy intensity.
“Baggage” arrives as the follow-up to Gryffin’s recent single “OMG”
ft. Carly Rae Jepsen, which quickly hit #16 on Billboard’s US Hot
Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Released in July, “OMG” was hailed as “shiny and
delightful” by Billboard, who also praised Gryffin’s “use of dynamics between
the playful, textural verses and the ecstatic hook.”
Along with “Baggage” and “OMG,” Gravity will include “Hurt People” (a collaboration with singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, co-written by Bastille frontman Dan Smith), as well as “All You Need to Know” by Gryffin with SLANDER ft. CalleLehmann (a #12 hit on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic chart), and “Remember” ft. ZOHARA (a track that reached #1 on Dance Radio).
More on Gryffin:
Born Dan Griffith, Gryffin got his start in music as a classically trained pianist and guitarist and also played in several bands. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, he pursued a path in music production, drawing equally from his carefully honed musicality and edgy ingenuity. Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: “Heading Home” ft. Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration “Whole Heart.”
In addition, his 2017 smash single “Feel Good” — with Illenium and featuring Daya — peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Gryffin’s recent triumphs include “Tie Me Down” ft. Elley Duhé (an August release that hit #2 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #9 on the Global Viral Chart, with over 80 million streams to date) and “Remember” ft. Zohara (a November release that garnered 6.5 million streams in its first few weeks and earned support from Tiesto, who featured the track on an Instagram story).
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