SINGLE REVIEW: Griff – Black Hole

Griff is a rising star with a incline that’s hinting towards global domination. The UK singer-songwriter has just recently made the top 5 in the prestigious BBC Sound Of 2021 poll which in previous years has broken artists like Adele, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Sigrid and Jack Garratt into the commercial music world. She’s also just come off the back of a Disney supports Make-A-Wish holiday campaign with the song ‘Love Is A Compass’ that highlighted her vocal vulnerability and storytelling. So the acclaim is there, and she’s ready to keep it coming. 

Her new single ‘Black Hole’ is a song that will speak to the brokenhearted in the most relatable way possible. Trying to actively move on while trying to pick up the pieces of her heart that are still shattered on the ground, she describes the good intent that is there. However for some reason they will never leave your mind, and you cant help but think about them at every moment. With a deep longing for their embrace triggering you whenever their name is brought up, you’re reminded of the heartbreak they caused when they walked away. 

“Now and then your name comes up in conversation with my friends. I hate how much I feel it right there in my chest” she sings during the first verse before further vulnerably confessing; “There’s a big black hole where my heart used to be. And I’ve tried my best to fill it up with things I don’t need. It don’t work like that, no, it’s not easy to fill this gap that you left in me”.

Highlighting a contrast between the production and lyrics, she turns this song into a pulsating synth-bop that has an anthemic element to its layering. The song immediately gives you straight-up Marina vibes that are so playful and give you pure brit-pop realness. 

‘Black Hole’ will crush your soul and have you dancing at the exact same time, which to be honest is the only way I would want it to be.