• Muzik First


Acclaimed L.A.-based dance producer Gryffin teams up Grammy-nominated OneRepublic for the euphoric “You Were Loved” via Darkroom / Interscope Records / Universal Music Canada. Nostalgic and heartfelt, the shimmering anthem finds the collaborators reflecting on the one that got away. In “You Were Loved,” Gryffin confirms his ability to mesh with any artist. From a stroll laid with introspective guitar plucks, “You Were Loved” builds into a burst of emotional string synths, transcendent vocal harmonies, and punctuating drums. OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder tugs at the heartstrings with raw vocals that hold regret but, more importantly, optimism and hope that their paths will cross again: “Someday when the future meets the past, that’s when we’ll make up for all of the years we went so fast.” Fans can hear these songs (and more) in Gryffin’s stellar live set as he hits the road in 2022. “I’m extremely excited to release You Were Loved, as this record kicks off a new era for my music,” says Gryffin on today’s release. “Working with One Republic has been an incredible experience, and we’re really happy to have created a song that really aligns with both of our projects sonically and lyrically. We feel the record is a euphoric, summer anthem that has a strong emotive core to it. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it.” The release arrives alongside the announcement of Gryffin’s return to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater for a headlining performance on Friday, October 21. He will be joined by Joel Corry, Surf Mesa, and Dot.