Gryffin is a multi-platinum producer and dance music superstar from San Francisco, California. Kid Joi is a 19-year-old rising vocalist from Detroit, Michigan. Not too long ago, they released a lyric video for their new and uplifting dance single, titled, “Oceans.”
Gryffin and Kid Joi – “Oceans” single
“I know you’ve been walking down a lonely road. Cried so many rivers now the well is low. I saw your light, you can follow me home. ‘Cause you know that I love you, you know that I care. If you don’t, let me show you that I could take you there, I could take you there – yeah, yeah.” – lyrics
‘Oceans’ continues Gryffin’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 listeners to “jump in the water,” the track is a euphoric slice of Gryffin’s signature bouncy ‘cloud house’ sound, backed by a driving up-tempo beat and ascending piano chords. Already a hit with fans, “Oceans” was first premiered by Gryffin at his recent Ultra Music Festival mainstage sunset set, where he played to over 60k people.
Watch “Oceans” premiered at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2023 (@29:35)
“Jump in the water, don’t you be scared. When it’s too deep, you can breathe in my air. Deeper than oceans can feel my love is everywhere, love is everywhere, yeah, yeah (5x). I don’t think you even realize that I was drowning when you threw a line out. You took my rainy days and made them everything. Promise I can do the same.” – lyrics
‘Oceans’ is sure to be a fan favorite this summer and sets the tone for a momentous year for both Gryffin and Kid Joi. Furthermore, the song follows Gryffin’s previously released single, “Dreams,” which already has nearly 3.5 million Spotify streams.
Gryffin – “Dreams” lifestyle video
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 the 2019 smash, “Body Back.” Both singles were featured on his acclaimed debut album, “Gravity,” before he cemented his superstar status with last year’s sophomore LP, “Alive.”
Recently, Gryffin released two scintillating collaborations, “Scandalous” with Tinashe and “Woke Up In Love” with Kygo, the latter already possesses over 65 million Spotify streams.
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 the virtuosic vocals of this rising star.
Gryffin and Kid Joi – “Oceans” single
“On this record, I wanted to continue my return to the housier side of the project, channeling a pure summer vibe and energy. Kid Joi brought a soulful feeling to this song that makes me feel so happy and emotional. Really hope y’all enjoy this one!” – Gryffin stated
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