MUST LISTEN: GRiZ releases fourth chapter in his ‘Chasing The Golden Hour’ series
For Michigan native Grant Kwiecinski, timing is everything. Just over two years since his third installment of Chasing The Golden Hour (CTGH), GRiZ returns to kick off another autumn season with the next funk-driven chapter in the “mixtape” series. A collection of vibrant major key synth work and playful brass melodies, which stand in stark contrast to his recent Bangerz.Zip collection, Chasing The Golden Hour 4 continues to showcase GRiZ’s lighter, more melodic side across nine dynamic tracks.
Harnessing his funk roots and minimalist sentiment, each track ebbs and flows with an undeniable finesse. It’s through his CTGH series that GRiZ truly emphasizes the blues and jazz references that flutter throughout his catalog. Opening with “Mystik Dub,” GRiZ lays the groundwork for a funk-filled exploration into bright, bubbly soundscapes before seamlessly flowing into the airy, guitar-driven single “Your Light,” Next is “Keep Bouncin’,” an easy standout that shines with its signature saxophone solo.
Of course, it wouldn’t be CTGH without GRiZ’s favorite collaborator. Joined both on- and off-stage by hip-hop collaborator ProbCause, along with vocalist Chrishira, GRiZ enlisted the pair for “Airplane Mode,” marking the only features on the project. “Carry On” crafts a heady, euphoric atmosphere that gently rolls into the dreamy downtempo grooves of “Gooey.” GRiZ continues to hone his electro-soul craftsmanship with “On A High” and “Your Mind” before concluding with the tantalizing slow-burner “Sundown.”
A masterful arrangement honoring his iconic future-funk style, Chasing The Golden Hour 4 is a beautiful amalgamation of GRiZ’s intricate instrumentation and optimistic messaging. Kwiecinski said the following in a press statement:
“I wanted to recreate the carefree good vibes you feel when it’s just about sunset on the perfect summer evening and everything is the most beautiful shimmering tint of gold. Chasing The Golden Hour is that magical moment, it is the cool breeze against your back, it is sweet summer swagger in musical form.”– GRiZ
Chasing The Golden Hour 4 arrives ahead of GRiZ’s anticipated second annual Another World and Space Camp events and festival appearances at Decadence, Lights All Night, HiJinx, and Dusk Music Festival this fall. Stream Chasing The Golden Hour 4 now, and be sure to grab tickets to GRiZ’s upcoming curated events while you’re listening.
GRiZ – Chasing The Golden Hour 4
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