Grizfolk, ‘Hymnals’ Acoustic – Exclusive Premiere
Grizfolk are a relatively new alternative rock quintet, having released their debut EP, ‘From the Spark,’ in February of this year. It didn’t take long for them to shoot to the top of music fans’ radars, though, thanks in part to their recent string of dates with Bastille. And now, they’re making even more waves with a beautiful acoustic performance of one of their most powerful tracks, and the opening song to their EP, ‘Hymnals.’ Check out Diffuser’s exclusive premiere of the softer rendition above.
This performance of ‘Hymnals’ is much more than just a music video; Grizfolk recently stopped by Guitar Center to sit in on ‘At: Guitar Center With Nic Harcourt,’ an ongoing web series that “delivers unique music and the stories behind it.”
In addition to the riveting performance of 'Hymnals' -- which finds Grizfolk stripped down and “unplugged” as compared to the dance-worthy studio recording -- Harcourt gets a few minutes with the band to chat about the meaning behind the song.
Frontman Adam Roth explains, “We were inspired by this scene in ‘Batman’ where he has to climb without a rope.” Keyboardist Sebastian Fritze adds, “And I think that’s where we got the inspiration for this song ... it’s about following your dreams ... eliminating all fear ... whatever happens happens, but at least you tried.”
And if you want to compare the 'Guitar Center' performance with the original version, check out their recent video for 'Hymnals' below:
Grizfolk currently have one live show on their schedule for March 15 in Arizona, so make sure to keep an eye on their official website as that itinerary will no doubt get packed with new dates in the new year.