There is a moment that spans for a few minutes where the sunlight travels through a greater depth of atmosphere, perspectively, and begins to stretch. The blue light waves scatter and the illuminated world takes on a more reddish tone, darker with longer shadows and lower temperature of light. These special moments are just after the sun pokes out from the night, and right before it then sets to end our days. I know you know that these few minutes every 24hours are the times filled with the most smiles, tranquility, peace, and happy thoughts. In photography, this is called ‘the golden hour’ ; it makes for excellent fucking views.
Our home boy GRiZ has released his full track list of his masterpiece dual part album, ‘Chasing The Golden Hour’. High Kicks Face Licks is always on-top of the newest best music – the other half of this album just rolled in a few hours ago. I don’t need to tell you who GRiZ is, his music has blown up world wide over the last few years. Back in 2015 I was obsessed with part one, and soon became impatient with the release of part two.
This art in its entirety takes us through some really mellow songs with great bass, instrumentals, and amazingly soulful flow. It’s interesting for me to think of what the golden hour could mean to someone, beyond the realm of its definition. For me it’s a reminder to keep my eye on the end goal, pursue challenges, and remember to slow down and enjoy those few minutes in life that do seem to stretch.
This album (both parts) is so damn relaxed. Grab your yoga mat or head out for a walk. Prep your best meal in the kitchen, or go tuck in with a good book. Pour an old fashioned, or spin a joint. Perhaps both? Whatever you may be in the mood for, GRiZ has you covered. Pay some serious attention to these jams with some good sounding speakers and find your golden hour!