by: Ross Goldenberg
Oct 9, 2020
It’s not to say that Gryffin‘s originals aren’t indefectible in their own right, but whenever he inserts his one-of-a-kind vein into another artist’s work, he consistently elevates the track to an entirely different degree of mastery. Nearly a year to the day of the delivery of his freshman full-length LP, Gravity, and after sharing both “Hold You Tonight” with Chris Lane and “Cry” with John Martin in the new year, Gryffin is revisiting his remix roots for the first time since last summer’s take on Shawn Mendes’ “If I Can’t Have You.”
Tate McRae’s “you broke me first” has made the rounds just about everywhere over the past few months and any Gryffin fan, new or old, could immediately recognize that McRae’s lionhearted vocals were a qualified prospect for Gryffin’s reimagining purposes. Reminiscent of his earlier frontline revisions of CVRCHES’ “Clearest Blue” and Bipolar Sunshine’s “Daydreamer,” the remix sees Gryffin dive head first into the mellowed-out original, translating Tate McRae’s downcast sentiment into his staple propitious and acoustically-driven house tactics.
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