GRiZ Talks 12 Days of GRiZmas, Charity & Upcoming Music


GRiZ saved followers ready for greater than a 12 months for some new music, which ended with November's launch of two singles, "It Gets Better" with DRAM and "Can't Get Enough," with the latter marking the Denver auteur's personal vocal debut. But he guarantees there will probably be extra the place that got here from -- and sooner.

"This final 12 months has been a 12 months of mass music creation and inventive expression," GRiZ (nee Grant Kwiecinski) tells Billboard, "going into new territories, working with new individuals, creating new sounds, honoring previous sounds, increasing on current concepts and bringing new life to previous concepts and constructing upon these staples of the GRiZ sound. I really feel just like the floodgates are virtually full, so it's nearly time to point out individuals what we've been as much as."

Details on these releases will probably be forthcoming, GRiZ provides.

"I'm unsure if we've acquired an album on our fingers or mixtapes or EPs or singles," he notes, "however we positively have a whole lot of new music coming."

In the meantime, GRiZ is again in his house city of Detroit for his fifth annual 12 Days of GRiZmas occasion, combining a wide range of actions -- together with events, yoga, bowling and curler disco events, a panel dialogue on the metropolis's Assemble Sound and extra -- to lift cash for music training for Detroit public college college students. He's raised greater than $80,000 in the course of the 4 earlier GRiZmas occasions, and this 12 months he has a brand new beneficiary -- Seven Mile Music, an after-school program that gives music classes and alternatives for greater than 200 college students per week.

"This is an enormous 12 months of progress in the direction of having the ability to do a whole lot of issues we initially wished to do," says GRiZ, who's ending GRiZmas with two live shows -- a efficiency together with his 15-piece dwell band on Dec. 14 and a DJ present on Dec. 15 at which he plans to premiere a few of his unreleased new materials. He additionally launched a brand new GRiZmas Blend espresso with the native Great Lakes Coffee Roasting firm. "It's one other constructing block to realize extra visibility and achieve some extra legitimacy. We're making an attempt to construct a optimistic legacy for our model and make this a staple for Detroit and the suburbs -- all the metropolis, not only for the followers. This 12 months is about making an attempt to broaden past the GRiZ fan base and into the hearts and minds of people who find themselves all in favour of charitable actions and donating their time, whether or not or not they're into the music."