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GRIP TIGHT

'Get to Know’ (Ft. KBY)
b/w Dive In

New Digital Single Released 4 August via Musclemilk Records

 

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GRIP TIGHT is the project of English-born, Berlin-based producer/vocalist Benjamin Gregory. His sound, on releasing the debut ‘Never Enough’ EP (June 2016, Feint), was described by Uncut magazine as “delicate, featherweight digital constructions.” GRIP TIGHT’s electronic creations are made with antique drum machines and mutilated vocal samples, weaved into dark soundscapes, but with a pop-sensibility.

 

GRIP TIGHT now returns with the broken ballad 'Get to Know’ which features vocals from Bella Union/Wichita Recordings/Yep Roc artist KBY (of indie-rock Peggy Sue and Deep Throat Choir). Gregory's forlorn lyrics explore themes of intimacy and longing, countered by playful synth drops and driving motorik rhythms. ‘Get to Know' is a tale of communication adrift, of questions left unanswered, of a romance struggling to define itself.

 

‘Get to Know’ is backed with b-side 'Dive In' which explores themes of a jealous mind with the refrain ''is there another you're thinking of?'' echoing and swelling throughout. The song closes with the protagonist asking ''how long, how long?'', although the validity of their concern lays undetermined.

 

‘Get To Know’ and ‘Dive In’ were recorded in various locations across London and Berlin throughout 2017 and mastered by Dan Blackett at Grapefruit Studio. Both tracks are released digitally via iTunes and Spotify on 4 August via Musclemilk Records.

 

 

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