If you're going to really get under someone's skin, tell them you hope they love their life. That's how GRiZ and Cherub lay it down on their collaborative track "PS GFY."
"I originally wrote this song about my brothers ex-girlfriend but then it turned into a funky middle fingers up but celebratory and super swaggerific f*ck you to anyone who done you mad dirty," GRiZ tells Billboard Dance. "But the strong thing about a proper f*ck you is to make sure you give them a nice condescending 'hope life treats you swell.'"
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"PS GFY" is the second single from the Michigan genre-blending producer's upcoming studio album Good Will Prevail. It's a beautiful blend of bright horns, up-stroke guitar, and tons of funky bass. The swinging vocals from Cherub get the message across with a real sly vibe that's like, "don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."
"We've been friends with Grant for years now," says Cherub's Jason Huber. "It's always a rowdy time pulling renegade DJ sets, deep in the music festival campsites. We are so stoked to make the collaboration all that much more official with 'PS GFY.' Grant's dedication to his music and his fans is really inspiring. I've seen the blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into this new GRiZ record. It's an honor to be a part of it."
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Good Will Prevail is out Sept. 23, and iTunes pre-order starts Friday, Sept. 16. "PS GFY" is included as a free download as soon as you hit that pre-sale button, and you can get a free listen today exclusively on Billboard Dance.
GRiZ is hitting the road in support of the upcoming LP, too. Check below for a full list of dates.
GRiZ tour dates
10/1 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
10/5 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT *
10/6 - Revolution Center - Garden City, ID *
10/7 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR *
10/11 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR *
10/12 - Arcata Theatre - Arcata, CA *
10/13 - Fremont Theater - San Luis Obispo, CA *
10/14 - Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, CA &
10/15 - SOMA - San Diego, CA *
10/16 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ *
10/19 - Emo's Austin - Austin, TX *
10/20 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX *
10/21 - Mardi Gras World - New Orleans, LA *
10/22 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA ^
10/23 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA ^
10/26 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN ^
10/27 - Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN ^
10/29 - Omar Shrine Temple - Mt. Pleasant, SC ^
11/2 - State Theatre - Portland, ME ^
11/3 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY ^
11/4 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY ^
11/5 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA ^
11/6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues ^
11/9 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA ^
11/10 - Express Live! - Columbus, OH ^
11/11 - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN %
11/12 - Navy Pier Festival Hall - Chicago, IL
11/15 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH %
11/16 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY %
11/17 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO %
11/19 - Myth - St. Paul, MN %
11/22 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA %
11/26 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA $
* - w/Haywyre and Louis Futon
^ - w/Haywyre and The Geek X VRV
% - w/Haywyre and Brasstracks
$ - w/Lettuce, Haywyre and more TBA