GRiZ To The People: ‘Good Will Prevail’ [Album Stream/Review]

first_imgIn light of rising tensions across the globe, GRiZ’s most recent musical message is to embrace the faith that Good Will Prevail. The mastermind, Grant Kwiecinski formally, has always encouraged the doctrine of showing love and spreading love, and this fifth studio album is a soulful gospel for the choir. With an excellent blend of spirit-lifting funk and head-banging bass, GRiZ continues to radiate positivity from his core – and out his sax!Check out the full stream here and read the review below.Haunting vocals by Eric Krasno, along with a deep, spacey drop and piercing horn, make for an aptly named opening track, “Wicked.” The rock ‘n roll heavy banger, “Can’t Hold Me Down,” has been on repeat since its release last month – for GRiZFam at least – and features Tash Neal of the London Souls. If your knees aren’t bottoming out, you’re doing it wrong. “My Friends and I” is an instant favorite, with Chicago’s Prob Cause spitting lyrics that are funk nasty fresh. Be warned: the basslines in this track will straight up slice and dice you!Ida Hawk, unsurprisingly (yet wonderfully), was tapped in for “I Don’t Mind,” along with Sunsquabi and Artifakts, who complete the horn-filled, jammy tune. Other familiar voices include Leo Napier, who delivers strong lyrical content in “Before I Go,” and Muzzy Bear, whose “whoas” and electric guitar sing beautifully in “Rather Be Free.” Ganja-praising sing-along, “Good Times Roll,” is as epic as you’d expect from a collaboration with Big Gigantic, but with the original release being back in 2015, this track now feels like a bundle of warm funkin memories.Cherub’s playful influence is evident in the edgy “PS GFY,” which was originally written about GRiZ’ brother’s former love. It’s a great middle-finger-in-the-air anthem – and probably my ex-boyfriend’s new favorite song. On a lighter note, “Feelin Fine” is a nice slow jam fit for a midnight cruise in the moonlight. “What We’ve Become” will also keep you lifted, with poppy vocals from Cory Enemy and Nat Dunn, and some sultry sax to complement. The final, dreamy track, “Driftin,” featuring Son Little, will leave you sailing real far away.Enveloped in these feel-good vibes, it’s easy to forget the troubles of the world. Music, in general, provides these brief releases, and for that, and to GRiZ, we are thankful. The upcoming supporting tour, which kicks off next week at Red Rocks, will surely make a believer in all of us. Good Will Prevail!last_img