Rising Artist Gregory Griffin Releases Visual for "Salt Flats"
Singer-songwriter Gregory Griffin is soaring to new heights with the official visual for his latest single "Salt Flats."
Over the course of the three-day road trip, the singer-songwriter wrote the lyrics intermittently. This song tells the story of leaving behind a bittersweet life to embark on a new one, inspired by the beauty of the Utah Salt Flats.
“In the middle of a global pandemic, I was forced to reflect upon what I really wanted to do with my life, and that was music. I felt there was no better place to make my musical dream come true than Nashville. So, I drove myself and all my earthly belongings across the country from San Francisco, CA to start a new life. As I drove through the desert salt flats of Utah along my journey, I was inspired and began scribbling notes and ideas that would become the lyrics for Salt Flats. The song is mostly autobiographical and it’s a mix of themes and meanings. But the main message behind the song is that it’s kind of a breakup song with California. It’s about the excitement of starting a new life. And who doesn’t love a road trip? It’s such a driving rhythm that was written on and for a great American road trip. It’s totally a road trip song. When I got to Nashville and finished writing the song, I was listening to (and playing) a ton of Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers, and those artists were a huge influence musically on the song.” explains Gregory
Salt Flats was recorded at Saxman Studios in Mt. Juliet, TN with producer/engineer Grady Saxman. The session band includes Kirby Bland on drums, Matt Skates on double bass, Whit Wright on pedal steel, and organ.
You can learn more about Gregory Griffin by visiting his website www.gregorygriffinmusic.com.