catGRINZ makes her eagerly-awaited return as she shares the mesmerising new single 'ESCAPISM'
Photo credit: Amaury Nessaibia
After originally establishing herself with a run of dynamic offerings in recent years, LA-based artist catGRINZ makes her eagerly-awaited return as she shares the mesmerising new single ‘ESCAPISM’.
Lifted from her eagerly-awaited new EP ‘Highest In The Room’, which is set to arrive very soon, ‘ESCAPISM’ sees her continue the broad and inventive direction she first emerged with. With its warm and tender approach to production, perfectly elevating her spellbinding vocal performance, her latest release cements her as a truly unique and innovative name on the rise right now.
Adding an anecdote about the new track, she said, “It’s a slap about using weed as a medicine to aid my healing journey.”
Hailing from Northern California, now residing in LA, catGRINZ found her love for singing in the choir at a religious school in her younger years, as well as playing the drums as a kid. Her love for music and earliest influences began hearing her parents favourites like Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Nirvana, Frank Sinatra, and Sade.
Artwork credit: Amaury Nessaibia
She moved to LA after graduating high school to pursue a creative career and eventually moved to San Francisco at 21 to take a step back and finish her degree at FIDM. After a heartbreak, she began writing songs and posting YouTube covers as a way to distract herself. catGRINZ struggled to find a producer while continuing to write honestly about her traumas, insecurities, and past heartbreak. She finally found a producer who’s style she connected with and who could record and co-produce her first single ‘VICES’.
Since releasing her last single in 2021, she has attended two music classes online and the song ‘Highest In The Room’ was actually a homework assignment for her Intro To Producing class. She knew that she didn’t need a degree to make incredible music at this point, so she went on to look for a new producer to help execute her new sound, and eventual EP. She found her current executive producer, Grammy-nominated Riley Urick in August 2022, and began working on her upcoming EP ‘Highest In The Room’.
‘Highest In The Room’ brings you into an ethereal yet bass-heavy soundscape that exudes her raw emotion, struggles & eventually her transformation since the age of 21. The content of the EP is complemented by the cover art that displays the new brighter version of the artist, lighting a joint for the past version of herself, representing the way in which she reminisces on her old ways, heartbreak, and how to let go.
'ESCAPISM' is out on streaming platforms now. Check it out below: