Gryffin releases ‘Alive’ with Calle Lehmann

Single and lyric video available now

Acclaimed LA-based dance producer Gryffin premieres his new single “Alive,” a soaring collaboration with Swedish singer/songwriter Calle Lehmann. Released via Darkroom/Interscope Records and accompanied by a lyric video, “Alive” showcases the powerful creative chemistry that Gryffin and Calle have previously brought to smash singles like the RIAA gold certified “All You Need to Know” with Slander. Earlier this week, Gryffin officially announced “Alive” as the title track for his highly anticipated forthcoming album nearly three years after his smash 2019 debut Gravity.

“I’m so proud to release the title track to my sophomore album, Alive. It’s always a fun experience working with my longtime collaborator Calle Lehmann, and we’re particularly excited to put this one out” says Gryffin on the track. “Alive is an emotional record at its core, but has a euphoric dance beat driving it that feels like pure summer to us. We’re thrilled to have it out and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

An epic heartbreak anthem, “Alive” opens on a dreamlike cascade of delicate beats sculpted by Gryffin with elegant precision. The song soon floods with raw emotion thanks to a particularly soulful vocal performance from Calle. A pleading confession of post-breakup longing, “Alive” soon builds to a majestic intensity, propelled by fluttering rhythms, massively catchy melodies, and a gloriously gut-punching chorus (“I’m nothing without our love alive”).

Not only a testament to Gryffin’s masterful use of dynamics, “Alive” once again proves Gryffin and Calle’s shared gift for transforming heartache into pure euphoria. Along with “All You Need to Know” — a 2019 release that marked the first single from Gryffin’s chart-topping debut — their past work includes 2021’s “After You,” a collaboration between Gryffin and Jason Ross.

“Alive” premieres as Gryffin moves forward with his nonstop run of live shows and festival dates. Known for his explosive and emotionally charged live set, the multi-instrumentalist will take the stage next month at Bonnaroo, in addition to continuing his successful Las Vegas residency at The Wynn’s Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub. On Friday, October 21st, he’ll also return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre to headline the legendary venue for the very first time.

With his sophomore album due out soon, Gryffin recently teamed up with GRAMMY Award-nominated band OneRepublic on “You Were Loved” — a heartfelt and shimmering anthem that premiered last month.

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