Description of Reiterate by Grits
With faith, art and people as their pillars, GRITS set out to record Reiterate, the boldest representation of their craft to date. The title may lead some to believe that these street poets are repeating themselves – rehashing ideas that have been done before. But not so fast: “What we’re reiterating is almost like, instead of going back and trying to re-lay a foundation, we’re continuing on what we’ve already laid about 10 years ago,” Bone says. “We want to go into the music thinking that. If you don’t, you’re going to miss it. You might mess up.”
As the first single, Remind Me Of You attests, Reiterate takes every preconception you might have about GRITS and turns it on its head. The song is an audacious primer for the rest of the album, as the frenetic, buzzed-out track incorporates backbeats and synth elements reminiscent of the glory days of the 80s. It’s a celebration of sound, juxtaposed by a sombre lyric: “Subjectively, it’s a very heavy song, but the way it’s presented, people will connect with it.
Guest appearances on Reiterate include tobyMac, Mac Powell of Third Day, 90s pop artist CeCe Peniston, Martha Munizzi, Pettidee and others.