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Griff Astronaut 2023

Griff joins forces with Coldplay's Chris Martin on "Astronaut"

06 December 2023, 17:54 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Griff has shared brand new track, "Astronaut", which features piano from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and completes her latest EP, vert1go vol.1.

“I wrote "Astronaut" about the idea of being left behind,” comments Griff. “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.”

“I’d produced "Astronaut" and written it 100% by myself,” Griff says, calling that early version of the song “quite moody and electronic.” When invited to open for Coldplay on two legs of their European tours in 2022 and 2023, Chris Martin asked Griff to play him what she was working on. “He really got stuck in,” she says, laughing. “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.”

"Astronaut" is out now via Warner Music.

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