Griff is a one-woman production, song writing and visual powerhouse, who – on the strength of her debut ‘The Mirror Talk EP’ alone, not to mention her signature bubble ponytail – is already honing future-pop powers.
On the one hand, Griff is your textbook girl next door: a straight-A student from just outside of Watford.On the other, she is already showcasing a wisdom beyond her years, with songs that carefully examine those highs and lows of modern teenage life.
Along with writing for other established artist from Haliee Steinfield to Clean Bandit Griff is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Born to Chinese and Jamaican parents, Griff was brought up alongside two brothers and the family’s foster children, in and amongst which she found quiet by borrowing her brother’s Logic, teaching herself how to make music, and writing songs in secret from her classmates.
Indeed, the first time many of them knew Griff was making music occurred when they heard Annie Mac gave ‘Mirror Talk’ its first play. Griff’s is an all-encompassing approach which extends to Griff not only producing the bulk of these songs herself, but making her own clothes – as exhibited on her striking artwork – shooting live visuals crammed into her home studio, or trying her hand in the creative direction of her live shows.
It’s this fearlessness (coupled with the hopes and fears of any 18 year old) that make Griff truly special.