Griff's Newly Released 'Paradise' is a Snapshot of Her Teenage Years

Griff's Newly Released 'Paradise' is a Snapshot of Her Teenage Years

"There's a hope, there's a place / That is a greater you and me."

"There's a hope, there's a place / That is a greater you and me."

Photography: Ricaardo Castano

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Today, UK songstress Griff dropped a new track, from her forthcoming debut EP. Titled Paradise, the single strips back influences of electronic music, soul and R&B to Griff’s rawest pop essentials, letting the artist’s elastic voice shine through.

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“I wrote ‘Paradise’ in one of my first ever writing sessions two years ago,” the singer shared. “I remember saying I wanted to write about something other than relationships and love and out came ‘Paradise.’”

‘Paradise’ gives us a taste of what Griff is capable of as an artist. The songstress with Chinese-Jamaican background grew up alongside two brothers and the family’s foster children, making her start in music after borrowing her brother’s Logic. She ended up spending the last few years outside of the already-punishing schedule of school making beats in secret from her classmates. Now, Griff is showing her ability to take the insecurities and fearlessness of young adulthood and twist them to her advantage. The artist is not only writing and producing music; Griff making her own clothes and shooting live visuals in her home studio.  

Griff’s upcoming debut EP will be a snapshot of thrilling highs and occasionally melodramatic lows of modern teenage life. The record will also include her debut single ‘Mirror Talk’ and the self-produced ‘Didn’t Break It Enough.’

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