The melodic house icon returns with a signature ‘cloud house’ banger

Following up on previous single ‘Dreams’, which already has nearly 3.5 millions Spotify streams, ‘Oceans (with Kid Joi)‘ continues the Californian’s new sonic direction, diving deep into a world of bubbling synth tones and emotive textures. Featuring a soaring lead vocal from Kid Joi urging us to “jump in the water”, the track is a euphoric slice of Gryffin’s signature bouncy ‘cloud house’ sound, backed by a driving uptempo beat and ascending piano chords.

Already a hit with fans, ‘Oceans (with Kid Joi)’ was first premiered by Gryffin at his recent Ultra Music Festival mainstage sunset set, where he played to over 60k people.

Gryffin made his breakthrough in 2016 with two singles showcasing his melodic take on dance music: ‘Heading Home’ featuring Josef Salvat (which shot to #1 on the Spotify US and Global Viral charts) and the Bipolar Sunshine collaboration ‘Whole Heart’. In addition, his 2017 smash single ‘Feel Good’ – with Illenium and Daya – peaked at #18 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. He then collaborated with pop icon Carly Rae Jepsen on ‘OMG’ and young Swedish talent Maia Wright on 2019 smash ‘Body Back’, both singles that featured on his acclaimed debut album Gravity, before the DJ and producer cemented his superstar status with last year’s sophomore LP Alive.

After two recent scintillating collaborations, ‘Scandalous’ with Tinashe and ‘Woke Up In Love’ with Kygo, the latter of which already has over 65 million Spotify streams, as well as hit single ‘Dreams’ from March, ‘Oceans (with Kid Joi)’ further sets the tone for a momentous year.

19-year-old Detroit-hailing artist Kid Joi is one of the brightest new talents in the music industry right now. Following her previous head-turning single ‘Safe and Sound’ alongside Reign, her latest collaboration with Gryffin shows off virtuosic vocals of this rising star.

Oceans (with Kid Joi)’ is a wave of euphoria and shining example of Gryffin’s signature ‘cloud house’ sound – sure to be a fan favourite this summer.


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