I can’t think of any artists, be it in the dance music world or outside it, that have managed to sell-out solo headlining shows without having released original material to their names – yet somehow Gryffin just went and did it earlier in the year and now he’s finally releasing the long-awaited debut single because why not?!
To his (slight) credit, he released a preview earlier this week via a video teaser on his Facebook wall to get us hyped. That said, it’s been an excruciatingly long time coming fan artist who’s been dominating the HypeMachine charts for so long now, but at least now all his fans can breathe a collective sigh of release.
“Heading Home” features the vocals of Josef Salvat, whom he’s remixed in the past, and is honestly everything you expect from a Gryffin track and more. Strong guitar work, lush piano chords, a vibrant soulful melody to pair with the vocals, these are all elements we’ve come to expect in any track with Gryffin’s name attached to them and we find ourselves here again once again entranced once again. More often that not Gryffin’s plucky string-work rises up to just take over the choruses in his track, and he’s done it here to perfection once again. Gryffin has always demonstrated the ability to make soulful, dance-able electronic music in an undeniably catchy way and we now find ourselves here again salivating over yet another beautiful Gryffin track. Well done indeed Dan.