GRiZ- Good Will Prevail ALBUM RELEASE [FULL REVIEW]
An interesting peek into GRiZ’s newly released album “Good Will Prevail”! Just dropped today, this blend of funk, bass, and everything in between inspired our team to stop what we were doing, and tell you guys all about it. We also decided to include our setting, so you can see what were were seeing!
Written By: Carlos “Mr.RageRight” Garcia
Mental State & Setting: It’s Friday and my co-workers daughter has a fund raiser at the local tequila bar. Honestly. I slam about 4 beers and 7 shots. Uber home. And here I am. We need to include these setting synopsis’s so that you readers can see where our minds were at while wiggling and vibing to this masterful album. This tequila feels great, so I hope you savages feel just as amazing tonight. Cause fuck. It’s Friday and you’re jamming to GRiZ.
1. Wicked Ft. Eric Krasno
This intro. Ugh. A slow, mellow groove, into the magic that GRiZ is about to bless you with the rest of the album. Showing off and teasing his masterful production & live instrumentation, this song opens the album with grace. Sax, percussion, strings and, mhm, that dirty funky meltdown GRiZ brings during his live shows.
So happy this jam opened up. Big, but skillfully maneuvered into a gentle rhythm that I see as the warm up to the rest of this album. Buckle up.
2. Can’t Hold Me Down (ft. Tash Neal of The London Souls)
Opening in with some vocals and that classic rock swagger, chanting nahnahnah, this one rips you from nostalgia into that grimy funk real quick. The sax solo, tickled with guitar licks around 2:00 will come in and remind you why the hell you bought this album.
Now stop caring and let GRiZ and fam take control cause he ends you on the perfect meltdown to have you bopping up and down like a fool. But it’s Gucci. We all did the same thing, so none of us are lame.
3. My Friends And I Ft. ProbCause
Fuck yes. That groovy. Ass. Synthy. Funk.
GRiZ starts this one flexing his funky bone and prepares us for the next bass-y funk we’ll all be jamming too in the next few months. “My Friends and I…” Yah, you’ll be saying it too soon enough, I promise.
Another beauty by this muggle turned wizard. SUCH filthy wobbles and wangs (is that a word yet, someone get on that). A happy, groovy, bouncy jam for your “Friends and I” to dance and wobble. like a happy fool that you know you want to be. Now smile you weiny. You know you want to.
Written By: Vanessa Phelps
Mental State & Setting: Sitting on my bed after a long day, it suddenly popped into my head that the new GRiZ album just came out. What was I thinking not having already listened to it? I ran to the kitchen, grabbed a local IPA beer called Quackalope, laid back down in bed and pushed play. Wow was I in for a treat. Well into my musical journey it was safe to say I had experienced my very first and very pleasurable, eargasm.
4. I Don’t Mind (Feat. Sunsquabi, Artifakts, iDA HAWK)
In this groovy tune, a sassy funk-a-licious female voice will somehow convince you everything will be alright. And why wouldn’t it be? You have a supergroup on your side with GRiZ, Sunsquabi, Artifackts and iDA HAW, pumping out steady yet intense beats proving their ready to take you on an uplifting musical journey with highs and lows and at all the right moments.
5. Good Times Roll (feat. Big Gigantic)
First, let’s just say, It has been undoubtedly amazing anytime GRiZ and Big Gigantic have worked together and Good Times Roll proves to be no different.
This song has been incorporated into GRiZ’s live sets for some time now, having already been performed at festivals such as Electric Forest and Lollapalooza some time ago. Though this song may not be new to you, albeit it is virtually impossible to ignore the “it’ll make your feet move” power this song holds.
GRiZ’s jaw clenching talent as a saxophonist brings this song to life with explosive funky riffs that are so sick you’ll have no choice but to dig this song. With lyrics like “I ain’t got nothing but a bag of grit, two dancing shoes and my friends with me,” followed by a crowd cheering roar, you’ll not only realize you’re singing along, you’ll be wondering where your dance partners are.
Altogether, this song is a sure-fire party tune from the first second of pushing play.
6. Feelin’ Fine (GRiZ)
Starting off with a slower but steady beat and a soothing female voice, this song is perfect for a lounge type setting. During the hook, Griz comes in again with his masterful saxophonist skills and when he does, “we’ve got a high,” “we hope will last forever.”
7. PS GFY (feat. Cherub)
There’s no denying that Cherub is a contributor in this perfect jam. If you’re a fan of Cherub, you’ll appreciate this collaboration. It’s a refreshing new sound melding Cherub’s electric guitar and electro-indie sound to GRiZ’s future funk and saxophone.
Written By: Carlos “Mr.RageRight” Garcia
8. What We’ve Become Ft. Cory Enemy & Natalola
You sure this guy’s not some protégé? JK. It could be the tequila. But this dance approved houseish beat is ready to take our crush’s hand and spin her if you don’t man up and do it. With clear, powerful vocals “oohing” and setting the tone; this jam makes me want to just dance silly with a shit eating grin, and spin my friends around.
Good tunes and good vibes. This song is the glass of lemonade all of our lives needs.
9. If There Ever Comes A Day Ft. Eli “Paperboy” Reed & Louis Futon
Bop to it. Jam to it. Love to it.
With a soft touch, this track opens you with the perfect blend of vocals & instruments to give that R&B feel the groove it needs sometimes. Hold the butter. This jam is smooth. Whether it’s his sax emoting his passion, or the drumming beating to our hearts, this one calmed me down and had me ready for the last few jams.
Written By: Nikki Rathjen
Mental State & Setting: Wudd up, Cadets! Nikki here. I’ve been up since ….. fuck ….. I haven’t really been sleeping enough and I am working too much. I’m in the 6 month of my second pregnancy and I am a hormonal and uncomfortable mess. Not going to lie. Major fucking brownie points to my fiancé, Cody, for dealing with my crazy ass these past 2 weeks. GRiZ dropping Good Will Prevail was exactly what I needed to realign my chakras. Why? I’ll let you in my trapping mind box for a sneak peak of thoughts that ran through my noggin during a few of these futuristic, funkadelic tunes… Got my jazz hands extra jazzy and shit.
10. Rather Be Free Ft. Muzzy Bearr
It may not be 1976 anymore, but GRiZ and Muzzy Bearr are keeping them Hotel California vibes alive with these funky rifts and he is even throwing in some doctor like robotic fixings. Close your eyes and take a stroll down heartbreak lane. Imagine being in a troubling golden state, stumbling upon things you can’t make sense of. You are defeated but hold on to hope. The things you come across are designed to fix you, but are you fixable? This one is a deep journey of feels we have all spaced out in.
11. Gotta Push On (Ft. Brasstracks & Eric Krasno)
The funk just keeps get funkier. Remember them journey of feels you rather be free from? Don’t fret, cadets, GRiZ and Eric Krasno, come through to lift you back up. Gotta Push On enlivens you. You are receiving the strength you need to groove solo. It reminds you that even when you get down, you are invincible in the sexiest and most dominant of ways.
12. Before I Go (ft. Leo Napier)
A dash of sax? More like a desirably generous amount of soulful saxiness. GRiZ and Leo Napier, nailed the funkatone with this one. It’s like a group of aliens touched down for a jam session in some downtown jazz joint. Is this really happening or are you just high? Get it together Earthlings, before I go.
13.Driftin’ Ft. Son Little
Just when you thought the ride was over, GRiZ and Son Little deliver another blues induced sax blast. This note to self really pulls at my heart strings. It’s got me all up in my psyche. There aren’t many words for this one. This is a harmonizing ride you need to figure out for yourself.