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Griz Brings The Funk On Feature-Heavy Album 'Good Will Prevail'

by Ryan Middleton   Sep 23, 2016 14:17 PM EDT

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Outspoken Detroit native, Griz has released his new album Good Will Prevail. The optimistically titled album comes loaded with features from the likes of Big Gigantic, Brasstracks, Leo Napier, Cherub, Cory Enemy and more.

The album sticks to the saxophone-led electro funk that fans have come to love Griz for. He isn't reinventing the wheel too much on this new record. He keeps things fun and light - an escape from the daily bombarding of horrible news that Griz likes to comment on his social media channels.

There is some evolution in the melodies and strength of the vocals on tracks like "Good Times Roll" and "Gotta Pusha On," which stand out as some of the LP's strongest tracks. The majority of them are quite upbeat and meant for live stage where he spends a lot of time. There are a few slower tracks like the final two album tracks "Before I Go" and "Driftin'" that have a slow jam quality to them that aren't normally found in a Griz song.

"Driftin'" has combines elements of jazz and funk with Son Little's bluesy and soulful voice into the proper finish to the album. He also adds a rare collaboration with a straight up DJ, Cory Enemy, on "What We've Become," which is more a club record than a funky, live saxophone track. It fits with his DJ sets.

Good Will Prevail follows up last year's Say It Loud. Griz will tour in support of the album this fall across the United States in cities like San Francisco, Memphis, New York City, Austin and elsewhere. It will kick off with a sold out show at Red Rocks on Oct. 1.

Stream the full album below on Spotify and pick up the LP on iTunes.

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