GRiZ has long used his music as a way to address social issues, raising money for LGBTQ organization It Gets Better with his song of the same name, and once again selling out two shows in his native Detroit this past December as part of his annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS charity initiative, which has raised more than $100,000 for Detroit public schools since its inception.
Now, he is taking on gun violence via a new track featuring reggae vocalist and rapper Matisyahu. Out today (Feb. 15), “A New Day” is a bright jam featuring a massive hands-in-the-air hook from GRiZ and Matisyahu on vocals about putting down your bullets and keeping your heads held high. This subject matter may sound counterintuitive to dancing, but the track is nonetheless infectiously sunny.
“A New Day” is the fourth single from GRiZ’s forthcoming Ride Waves LP, which also features guest spots from Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Bootsy Collins and more. Out April 5, GRiZ will tour behind Ride Waves during his packed spring and summer schedule, which includes sets at Envision, Ultra and Bonnaroo, where he’ll lead the festival’s much-revered SuperJam.
Hear “A New Day” and see GRiZ’s full tour schedule below.
GRiZ 2019 Live Dates:
March 2 – Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica @ Envision Festival
March 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Buku Music + Arts Project
March 29 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
April 5 – Sun Peaks, BC @ Snowbombing Canada
May 3 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 4 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
May 6 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 8 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
May 9 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
May 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
May 14 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
May 15 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
May 16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
May 17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Fest
May 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
June 14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
June 23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival