Los Angeles-based rock band Grizfolk unveil a catchy yet introspective new single titled “Heavy Crown,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Jan. 24).
The song’s retro vibe fuels its contemplative lyrics: “What kind of river we ridin’ on, what kind of ride do we roll?/ Which way do we go when the bridge is gone, who’s behind these lies we’ve been told?/ Be a light in a cold, cold, cold world.”
Grizfolk explains that the song’s underlying meaning reflects a tough stretch in their lives. “‘Heavy Crown’ is a reflection of what we were feeling during one of the toughest stretches of our lives,” the band tells Billboard. “We’ve been through a lot since our first album was released, both personally and collectively as a band, and it seemed like others felt similar sentiments of turmoil and unrest. This song is about making the choice, despite all the negativity around us, to be a light in a cold world.”
The new song comes on the heels of the recent release of their eclectic song “Spoonful.” They released their debut LP, Waking Up The Giants, back in 2016, and have spent recent years touring around with acts like Bastille, X Ambassadors, Twenty One Pilots.
Watch the lyric video for Grizfolk’s “Heavy Crown” below and see their tour dates with Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness here.