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Griff shares new song ‘Astronaut’, featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin

The track completes the singer's new 'vert1go vol.1' EP.

By Will Richards

Griff (Picture: Press)

Griff has shared a new song called ‘Astronaut’, which features piano from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin – listen below.

The singer had supported Coldplay on their European stadium tour this year, and explained how Martin asked her to play him her work-in-progress new music, and then offered to help out on ‘Astronaut’.

“I’d produced ‘Astronaut’ and written it 100% by myself,” she said in a statement of the process, adding of Martin: “He really got stuck in. 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.” 

Of the song’s themes, Griff added: “I wrote ‘Astronaut’ about the idea of being left behind. 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.”

Listen to ‘Astronaut’ – which completes Griff’s new vert1go vol.1 EP – below and watch a live video recorded at the Greenwich Maritime Museum.

After playing gigs in Australia over the new year, Griff will begin 2024 with headline shows in the US before taking her live show to Europe and eventually the UK.

See the UK and Irish dates below.

MARCH 2024
24 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
26 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
28 – Manchester, Albert Hall
30 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
31 – Birmingham, O2 Institute

APRIL 2024
2 – London, Roundhouse