Your Weekend Pride Playlist, Courtesy of GRiZ
Denver-based and self-proclaimed “future funk” artist GRiZ is dominating dance floors all over the world with his experimental electro-soul sound, mixing fiery, improvised saxophone, guitar, and live vocals over booming bass lines and head-knocking drops.
GRiZ, who came out as gay in an open, personal blog post on Huffington Post during Pride Month in 2017, is a vocal supporter and active member of the LGBTQ+ community. This Pride Month, he will continue working with LGBTQ+ nonprofit organization It Gets Better, with the organization also using his track “It Gets Better”—an uplifting ode to finding positivity in a world that often seems so dark—as part of its educational videos.
The moving, feel-good track, which features Grammy-nominated rapper DRAM, sets the tone for GRiZ’s latest album, Ride Waves. As his most creatively ambitious and personal project yet, the 14-track album explores and blends hip-hop, pop, and dance music, as well as boasts collaborations with artists like Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, and Bootsy Collins. Check out GRiZ’s Pride-themed playlist below:
Featured image courtesy of Jason Siegel
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