Fans rejoiced this past weekend to the release of the highly anticipated album “Good Will Prevail” by GRiZ. GRiZ or Grant Kwiecinski wrote and produced this album over the last year and started slowly releasing singles off the album for the last two months. Friday, September 23rd Grant finally released the full album, and in my humble opinion it has surpassed expectations. “Good Will Prevail” is Grant’s fifth full-length album, and quite possibly the best one yet having reached number twelve on the overall album charts on its release day! Since releasing his first album “End of The World Party” in 2011 Grant has refined and honed into his own unique sound.
“Good Will Prevail” successfully ties together and blends multiple genres of music while creating one fluid story. Grant flexes his musical muscles by laying down rock inspired guitar riffs fused with soulful vocals and bass heavy breakdowns. This album has a lot of range while also inspiring people to stay positive and creative despite the negativity in today’s society.
The thirteen track LP starts with the song “Wicked” which comes in strong, boasting epic horn lines and Eric Krasno on vocals. “Can’t Hold Me Down” is a feel good track filled with a sweet guitar line and some sexy sax that inspires perseverance and positivity. The third track is called “My Friends and I” which is a funk fueled, hip-hop banger that also manages to have amazing bass breakdowns; ProbCause raps over this instrumental delight making this one of my favorite tracks on the album. Next up is a dope collaboration with a few amazing artists including Artifakts, Sunsquabi and vocalist iDA HAWK called “I Don’t Mind”. “I Don’t Mind” fuses funk, hip-hop, and dance music creating a track that will get anyone moving. The following track is “Good Times Roll” a classically funky tune that GRiZ collaborated with Big Gigantic on. “Good Times Roll” is catchy, lively and an instant classic. The sixth track “Feelin’ Fine” is an electronic slow jam that you just need to get down to as soon as you hear the beat. Next is a collaboration with Cherub that gives the funky finger and appropriately dons the name “PS GFY” (P.S- Go Fuck Yourself). Another undeniable favorite is “What We’ve Become”, which is euphoric, dancey, and hits all the right feels.
“If There Ever Comes A Day” is the ninth track and it is a down-tempo soulful song that soothes and inspires. Muzzy Bearr and GRiZ flow beautifully on “Rather Be Free” creating an electro-funk sound that can only be described as powerful. “Gotta Push On” is next sticking with that soulful vibe, sexy sax line and message of positivity and determination. Another instant classic is “Before I Go” featuring Leo Napier; Leo and Grant have worked together in the past and the two simply mesh into a wonderfully rich sound. The album closes with “Driftin”, a slow bluesy jam that brings this journey to a passionate and meaningful ending.
“Good Will Prevail” is everything you could want in an electronic album and more. It is well written, produced and supports a message of love, optimism, and justice. GRiZ is a beacon of light in the EDM community, only getting better, more unique, and more genuine with each album he creates. While this album is his best yet, I still believe this is only the tip of the iceberg for Grant. Make sure to purchase his new album “Good Will Prevail” available here. You can also catch GRiZ in a city near you once he kicks of his tour on October fifth, tickets are available here.
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