Generally when sites or magazines write positive reviews on albums, they’ll (try) to come up with a nice, catchy title for the article. Even for good singles the same can be said; but in our opinion, GRiZ and his album title of Say It Loud, is all that needs to be said. Of course, that’s not really all that needs to be said, because we’re diving headfirst into a full song-by-song album review of the eleven part project.
On January 13th of this year, GRiZ announced All Good Records, his new full service label. That entity has already had some sweet releases, and now the mastermind has added his inaugural All Good album onto that list. It’s legendary, and it’s the culmination of not only the efforts of Grant, but also a lengthy list of comrades. You can pick up GRiZ’s album in a variety of formats here.
The Anthem (ft. Mike Avery)
The first of those comrades is Mike Avery, who starred in “The Anthem,” which was premiered by Billboard back in February. In starting off with GRiZ’s own vocal, “Let’s get loose; you guys feeling good?,” with the children’s ecstatic response, the whole album starts off with instant good vibes. As far as anthems go, this sets out to be “The Anthem” of all anthems. It arguably could be so, and it’s not even the my favorite track on the project. How do you get better than a 10? You’ll hear soon.
Everyone loves a nice “Funk Party” right? Right. Especially when it’s GRiZ somewhat surprisingly going off on some dirty glitch meets twerky moombah madness. For those who like it a little grimier, this gem should please your ears extensively. Don’t be misled by my verbiage though, because things still get pretty saxy on this single.
Get Down (ft. Sunsquabi And Manic Focus)
“Get Down” brings with it two collaborators, being Colorado’s Sunsquabi and the beat machine Manic Focus. With guitar and saxophone solos, “Get Down” has a whole lot going on in it. The ending phrase alone is genius. The journey up to it is both exciting and groovy beyond what is necessary, but surely we all can agree there can never be too much funk.
Need This (ft. The Floozies)
GRiZ enlists label family members The Floozies onto a track that some fans have been waiting over a year for. “Need This” has the sort of thuggish groove that makes pimp daddies like Andre Nickatina quiver at the knees. It’s dirty, but man is it also classy as hell. Around the last minute we get sonically blessed by a cleansing conclusion which is too tasteful to describe in words. Continue reading