First Listen: Blu2th brings that EWF sound to new single

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    (February 20, 2022) I wouldn’t be surprised if SoulTrackers hear something familiar and comforting in “Back to Euphoria,” the new song from Erik “Blu2th” Griggs. From the opening kick of the drums to the melodic backing vocals that match in sync with the horn section and the lead singer’s emotive baritone, “Back to Euphoria” is a tune that sounds like a new one from Earth, Wind & Fire.

    And you wouldn’t be totally wrong if you reached that conclusion. But you wouldn’t be totally right either. Truth is “Back to Euphoria” is a tune written with Earth, Wind & Fire in mind. Griggs wrote the song with an intent to pitch it to The Elements. Griggs brings the experience of working with artists in a variety of genres to this effort. He’s a man who been playing music literally as long as he can walk, and he’s written and played for a who’s who of R&B and hip-hop royalty.

    (February 20, 2022) I wouldn’t be surprised if SoulTrackers hear something familiar and comforting in “Back to Euphoria,” the new song from Erik “Blu2th” Griggs. From the opening kick of the drums to the melodic backing vocals that match in sync with the horn section and the lead singer’s emotive baritone, “Back to Euphoria” is a tune that sounds like a new one from Earth, Wind & Fire.

    And you wouldn’t be totally wrong if you reached that conclusion. But you wouldn’t be totally right either. Truth is “Back to Euphoria” is a tune written with Earth, Wind & Fire in mind. Griggs wrote the song with an intent to pitch it to The Elements. Griggs brings the experience of working with artists in a variety of genres to this effort. He’s a man who been playing music literally as long as he can walk, and he’s written and played for a who’s who of R&B and hip-hop royalty.

    We won’t fully know the reason why a song for which they seemed so perfectly matched – hear the backing vocals and that smooth, mid-tempo bass line and I hear Phillip Bailey and Verdine White – didn’t get recorded by the band. There could be any number of reasons. In the end, the Ohio born, and St. Louis raised Griggs decided “Back to Euphoria” was just too good to keep under wraps. I think he’s right. Check it out and see what you think.

    By Howard Dukes

    Blu2th - "Back to Euphoria"

     
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