Following the release of his fifth studio album Running Wild on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Seattle rapper/producer Grieves shares his “Faded” video. Directed byTimSlew (Myke Bogan, The Last Artful, Dodgr), the video explores the story of two people who lost a relationship they once had – now living in polar opposite worlds to each other, but with obvious parallels between them. Grieves comments, “Losing touch is always hard. The further you grow, the harder it is to remember why all the space is between you.”

In tandem with the video, Grieves announces a European tour that kicks off on February 1st and hits cities such as London, Paris, and Berlin. The second leg of the US tour kicks off again next week, starting in Seattle – see below for a full date listing.

Running Wild is a 15-track collection recorded in Seattle and Stockholm alongside Swedish producer Chords (Jens Eric Resch Thomason). Featuring guest appearances from Fearce Vill, Romaro Franceswa, Paris Alexa, and Davey Jones, the album features elements one might expect to find on a classic soul record, such as rich guitar tones and humming organs, mixed with modern and experimental components. The record balances Grieves’ dueling impulses to have a good time while staying true to himself. It’s a kind of openness – both sonically and thematically – that Laub attributes to how and where the record was made.

A follow up to his 2014 Winter & The Wolves LP which hit #13 on Billboard’s Rap/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #57 on the Billboard Top 200, Grieves emerges with a modernized sound that is lush and intoxicating, pairing punchy drums with thick layers of synths and warm bass lines, and penning verses that range from vulnerable and confessional to carefree.

Watch/Share: “Faded” Video
US Tour Dates
11/3: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/8: Boise, ID @ The Reef*
11/9: Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s*
11/10: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium*
11/11: Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theater*
11/12: Fresno, CA @ Strummers*
11/14: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones*
11/15: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar*
11/16: Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room*
11/20: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
11/21: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird*
11/22: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi*
11/24: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
11/25: Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Event Hall & Lounge*
*w/ support by ProbCauseEurope Tour Dates
2/1: Paris, France @ Point Emphere
2/2: Borlange, SE @ Broken Dreams
2/3: Helsinki, Finland @ Semifinal
2/6: Cologne, Germany @ Yuca
2/7: Munich, Germany @ Ampere
2/8: Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus
2/9: Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow (Sky Bar)
2/14: Basel, Switzerland @ Sommercasino
2/15: Winterthur, Switzerland @ Albani
2/16: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
2/17: London, UK @ Birthdays

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