Griff Releases New Song “Astronaut” with Coldplay's Chris Martin
British singer-songwriter Griff released a new song “Astronaut” and completed her latest EP “vert1go vol. 1” on December 6, 2023.
The EP comprises a 4-track, including the previous three songs and “Astronaut”.
Griff said, “Astronaut completes Vol1 as my most dark and insular songs, and this one is a story of not being able to make someone stay, and being left in the remains of what you thought was a special and real thing.”
The track was written by Sarah Griffiths, produced by Griff, Bill Rahko and Sam Tsang.
“I'd produced 'Astronaut' and written it 100% by myself,” Griff said of the song. “I wrote 'Astronaut' about the idea of being left behind. In young relationships, when someone needs time to figure out and find themselves without you, it hurts because you're left wondering what about yourself wasn't enough for them.”
On the track, she worked with British rock band Coldplay's Chris Martin, who played the piano.
“He really got stuck in. We listened to maybe 30 of my songs together, but he kept stopping 'Astronaut'. Chris advised me to strip it all back and keep things simple, so I had the cheek to ask him to play on it himself and I am so honoured he agreed.”
- Griff shared on social media, “This song started with me alone in a random airbnb, to a studio with Chris Martin, and now finally landing on your ears. I grew up listening to Coldplay and to have Chris be in anyway involved in the finishing of this song is so wild.”
She continued, “Super grateful to Chris Martin for helping me work on Astronaut. While I was on the Coldplay tour me and Chris got chatting about music and I played him a version of the song. He gave me some amazing advice, and reckoned it would sound even better stripped back and slowed down. So a few days later I asked if he would help me rework it on piano and so we got in the studio, and he recorded the pianos for it. Still feels like a fever dream. It's funny how some songs can be super quick to write and others take months and months to evolve and change. Kinda felt like God had a plan for this one and I was just there for the ride.”
- source : Apple Music