Published on May 10th, 2019 | by Hype Editorial0
Granite Chief Shares “Hear Me Out”
Granite Chief has dropped new single “Hear Me Out” in anticipation of the release of his debut EP, Welcome Back.
“Hear Me Out” showcases Granite Chief’s hybrid take on electronica and rock that sees organic guitar lines blended with fat synths and crisp production. Over this backdrop, Granite Chief, tackles the dark side of personal relationships and presents an embittered list about the current state of a particularly troubled relationship.
Granite Chief came to life in Redondo Beach, California, in 2017 as a creative outlet where Grant Benziger teamed up with producer, Athrill, and explored the intersection of his passions for folk, rock n roll, and electronica. Despite the initial sessions producing a cache of promising material, the project found itself placed on hold for two years while Grant toured internationally as the guitarist/banjo player for Interscope/Shady Records artist Yelawolf. 2019 became the year when Benziger refocused, refined and reapproached Granite Chief. New sessions were booked, and new songs carved from a songbook that documented the turbulent years since the inception of Granite Chief. This period was not only one of musical discovery, but also a personal journey of realization as Grant came to confront his harmful relationship with drugs and alcohol. He explains “upon stepping down it was time for a big life change and this record came to fruition as I dealt with the darker side of life and crawled out slowly toward the light.”
Welcome Back will be a brutally honest and unflinchingly self-aware collection of songs that travel through the trial of addiction, healing, tough relationships, lovesickness, and beyond.
Keep up with Granite Chief at instagram.com/curlygrits