Singer-songwriter Gregory Griffin released his new single today featuring his new sound titled “Salt Flats”.
You can listen to the new single “Salt Flats” here.
The lyrics were scrawled intermittently during the three-day trip through the United States. Inspired by the beauty of Utah’s salt marshes, the song tells the nostalgic story of giving up a bittersweet life in search of a new one.
“In the midst of a global pandemic, I was forced to think about what I really wanted to do with my life, and that was music. I felt there was no better place to fulfill my musical dream as Nashville. So I drove myself and all my earthly possessions across the country from San Francisco, California to start a new life. As I drove through the salt flats of the Utah desert throughout my trip I was inspired and started jotting down notes and ideas that would become the lyrics to Salt Flats. The song is mostly autobiographical and it’s a mix of themes and meanings. But the main message behind the song is that it’s kind of a California break-up song. It’s about the excitement of starting a new life. And who doesn’t Love a road trip? It’s a driving rhythm that was written about and for a great American road trip. totally a road trip song. When I got to Nashville and finished writing the song, I was listening to (and playing) a ton of Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers, and those artists had a huge influence musically on the song. ” Gregory
Salt Flats was recorded at Saxman Studios in Mt. Juliet, TN with producer / engineer Grady Saxman. The session group includes Kirby Bland on drums, Matt Skates on double bass, Whit Wright on pedal steel and organ.
Gregory Griffin is a transplant from Nashville and a covid refugee. After fleeing fires, riots and California shutdowns in the summer of 2020, Greg drove himself and all his earthly possessions across the country to establish new life in Tennessee. Her new single Salt Flats (release date 11/16) is a breakup song that separates California to start a new life in a new state. The lyrics were scrawled intermittently during the three-day trip through the United States. Inspired by the beauty of Utah’s salt marshes, the song tells the nostalgic story of giving up a bittersweet life in search of a new one.
Since settling in Nashville, Griffin has made a living playing Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary country music venue. Stylistically, as a songwriter Griffin comes from an indie-folk background, but since moving to Nashville and playing Tootsies his style has evolved and melted into something. new and unique.
Her latest release, Caledonia, amassed 1.5 million streams on Spotify and was added to several coveted editorial playlists including “The Most Beautiful Songs in the World” on Spotify.
You can learn more about Gregory Griffin by visiting his website www.gregorygriffinmusic.com.