Los Angeles-based artist and producer Gryffin teams with Illenium to release the new single, ‘Feel Good,’ featuring vocals from Daya.
Emotionally charged and irresistibly high-energy, ‘Feel Good’ is powered by hypnotic melody, massive beats, and a soulful vocal performance from multi-platinum singer/songwriter Daya, who is fresh off her Grammy Award win for the smash single “Don’t Let Me Down” with The Chainsmokers. In crafting the arrangement with Illenium, Gryffin drew equally from his edgy ingenuity as a producer and his carefully honed musicality as a longtime guitarist and classically trained pianist.
“The lyrics that Daya came up with had so much intensity to them — writing about that significant other in your life who puts you in a positive, happy state of mind, even when bad things may be happening in your life or in the world. I wanted the production to reflect that intensity, but at the same time create a really positive vibe,” explains Gryffin. “My goal with the song was to find that balance, and I ended up hitting it by adding a lot of synth sounds I’d never used before, and by bringing in different guitar textures and then flipping them in a new way. That’s what the Gryffin project is about overall: making electronic music but using real guitar and real piano so that there’s this organic feeling to every song.”
Last year, Gryffin became known for two heavy-hitting singles that showcased his deeply melodic take on dance music. He is also known for turning out several of the biggest remixes in recent years.