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Gryffin Releases Debut Original 'Heading Home' Featuring Joseph Salvat

by Ryan Middleton   Jan 22, 2016 11:15 AM EST

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New York City based producer and live electronic act Gryffin has unveiled his debut original featuring Australian singer Josef Salvat titled "Heading Home" after taking on official and unofficial remixes for the likes of Tove Lo, Years & Years and Banks, The Weeknd.

Heading home has a lot of the same elements that Gryffin has been using in his remixes with a chugging bass line and the quick back-and-forth guitar plucks, but starting with a fresh slate gives him free license to create a totally new song.

He starts out with soft piano and the vocals of the Australian singer, before slowly building with pitched vocal chops into his chugging deep bass plucks, cheery synth lead and guitar.

Gryffin unveiled the track at his second show ever, a sold out performance in Los Angeles at Roxy Theater and then performed it again at another sold out performance in New York City on Wednesday at the Bowery Ballroom.

Gryffin got his start as someone who brought his melody-rich style of production to various different pop tracks in the form of free remixes on SoundCloud. These were picked up quickly by blogs, fans and eventually labels as he built a strong following that netted millions of plays on track.

The multi-instrumentalist is graduating from remixes to originals with "Heading Home" and he has a whole host of other originals done and ready to go.

"Heading Home" is available to stream on Spotify and purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon via his new label Darkroom/Interscope Records. It will be uploaded to SoundCloud Monday.

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