Album:GRIEVES (@Grievesmusic) ‘Winter & The Wolves’

Seattle rap­per, GRIEVES, returns to deliv­er his much anti­cip­ated, brand new stu­dio album, ‘Win­ter & The Wolves’ through Rhymesay­ers label (Aesop Rock, P.O.S., Atmo­sphere, Brother Ali, MF Doom) .The insa­ti­able, dev­il-may-care MC is well known for his metic­u­lous explor­a­tion of life, love and loss, through a unique med­ley of hip-hop and soul­ful music. Togeth­er with B. LewisGRIEVES has cre­ated 14 new tracks, com­bin­ing organ­ic pianos and gui­tars with bois­ter­ous syn­thes­izers, to paint a col­our­ful back­drop for his unique blend of rap­ping and singing.

 A man whose all time favor­ite records include the likes of D’angelo ‘Voo­doo’, NOFX ‘Punk in Drublic’, Red­man ‘Doc’s Da Name’, Wil­lie Nel­son ‘Milk Cow Blues’ and Wu Tang ’36 Cham­bers’, GRIEVES jour­ney through music is a var­ied one. As he states: “I grew up around music. I nev­er really got to put my own iden­tity to it till around jr high which is when I was really into punk. I tried to be in bands and I prob­ably cycled through every instru­ment before real­iz­ing that the “Band” thing didn’t really work out for me cre­at­ively… Hence me really enjoy­ing the cre­at­ive pro­cess of hip hop.”

 “Grow­ing up with a lot of blues and soul I have and always will be a suck­er for a melody and or har­mony. When I was sub­merged in punk music I noticed that a lot of my peers did not have such interests.. A lot of the stuff I found myself lik­ing more was what they were call­ing pop punk (or whatever). I would say my favor­ites were NOFX, Bad Reli­gion, Pro­pa­gandi, Screech­ing Weasel, Afi and Anti Flag.”

A reflec­tion on growth and matur­ity, ‘Win­ter & The Wolves’ is about the instinctu­al fight for sur­viv­al. It’s about sud­denly find­ing that you’re all alone, facing count­less hindrances to your live­li­hood, and hav­ing the cour­age to over­come them all. Tack­ling dif­fi­cult obstacles like addic­tion and heart­break, GRIEVES wrestles with the real­iz­a­tion that life doesn’t get any easi­er as you get older. His sig­na­ture com­bin­a­tion of humour and gloom cul­min­ate to depict the struggle of a man’s inner tur­moil between abandon­ing the dreams of his youth, and carving out a new path for him­self in this world.

GRIEVES emerged in 2007 with his inde­pend­ently released album, ‘Irre­vers­ible’, which served as a plat­form for sev­er­al years of tour­ing with some of indie-rap’s finest; Atmo­sphereMacklemoreP.O.SBrother Ali and more. He achieved nation­al acclaim with his debut on Rhymesay­ers in 2011, with the album ‘Together/Apart’, which hit #1 on the Bill­board Heatseeker’s Chart.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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