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Press Play At Home: K-Pop Group CRAVITY Captures Youthful Exuberance In Their High-Octane "Adrenaline" Performance
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Press Play At Home: K-Pop Group CRAVITY Captures Youthful Exuberance In Their High-Octane "Adrenaline" Performance

In this episode of Press Play At Home, K-pop group CRAVITY blend the styles and personalities of their nine members — with high-energy results — in their performance of "Adrenaline."

GRAMMYs/May 20, 2022 - 02:02 pm

With nine members in their group, K-pop boy band CRAVITY certainly have a bounty of various influences and creative leanings to juggle. Still, they pull those diverse interests together gracefully in their performance of their new song, "Adrenaline."

In this episode of Press Play at Home, CRAVITY bring funk, future house, moombahton and trap together in their irrepressible performance of "Adrenaline," which captures the youthful exuberance of young love.

Band member Minhee recently told The Korea Times that he's proud of the way the song accomplished their goal of evoking youthful excitement. "I felt like I was in high school again when I was recording this song," he expressed.

Therein, the group evoke memories of younger days — which especially goes for this performance. All members wear prep-school uniforms and perform in front of banners emblazoned with an emblem that reads "Luvity High School."

CRAVITY not only display some serious choreographic skills, but they bounce the lead-vocalist role from member to member — including a colorful rap breakdown by band members Serim and Allen.

That diversity isn't just for the sake of giving every member his time to shine: It also adds stylistic texture to the song, keeping the proceedings uptempo and high-energy.

"Adrenaline" is the lead single off of CRAVITY's first full-length studio album, which they released in two segments. The first, The Awakening: Written in the Stars, came out in mid-2021; the second, Liberty: In Our Cosmos (whose track list includes "Adrenaline"), in spring 2022.

Overcoming release delays and a group-wide bout with COVID-19 in February, CRAVITY propel forward with "Adrenaline," toward a new creative phase propelled by stylistic freedom and giddy, youthful exuberance.

Enjoy their euphoric performance of "Adrenaline" above, and keep checking GRAMMY.com for more episodes of Press Play at Home.

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Press Play At Home: Watch Dodie Perform A Morning-After Version Of "Four Tequilas Down"

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Press Play At Home: Watch Dodie Perform A Morning-After Version Of "Four Tequilas Down"

In the latest episode of Press Play At Home, singer/songwriter dodie conjures a bleary last call in a hushed performance of "Four Tequilas Down"

GRAMMYs/Jun 24, 2021 - 07:38 pm

"Four Tequilas Down" is as much a song as it is a memory—a half-remembered one. "Did you make your eyes blur?/So that in the dark, I'd look like her?" dodie, the song's writer and performer, asks. To almost anyone who's engaged in a buzzed rebound, that detail alone should elicit a wince of recognition.

Such is dodie's beyond-her-years mastery of her craft: Over a simple, spare chord progression, she can use an economy of words to twist the knife. "So just hold me like you mean it," dodie sings at the song's end. "We'll pretend because we need it."

In the latest episode of Press Play At Home, watch dodie stretch her songwriting muscles while conjuring a chemically altered Saturday night—and the Sunday morning full of regrets, too.

Check out dodie's hushed-yet-intense performance of "Four Tequilas Down" above and click here to enjoy more episodes of Press Play At Home.

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Press Play At Home: Francisca Valenzuela Performs Her Courageous Feminist Paean "La Fortaleza"

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Press Play At Home: Francisca Valenzuela Performs Her Courageous Feminist Paean "La Fortaleza"

The outspoken Chilean singer/songwriter Francisca Valenzuela sings of womanhood and will to power

GRAMMYs/Feb 25, 2021 - 11:30 pm

For Francisca Valenzuela, feminism isn't a radical notion, but a self-evident truth. The daughter of two renowned Chilean scientists, she's published muscular, experiential poetry (like her 2000 book, Defenseless Waters, which she published in her early teens) and founded Ruidosa, a festival, platform and community that elevates female voices.

In this episode of Press Play At Home, Valenzuela sings "La Fortaleza," which contains her worldview in microcosm. "Everything that has happened has led me to today," she sings in Spanish. "I look ahead to the horizon and I bury the guilt and leave/I pack a suitcase, take a deep breath and don't look back/Setting sun, rising sun will accompany me."

Check out Francisca Valenzuela's riveting performance of "La Fortaleza" above, and watch other episodes of Press Play At Home.

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Press Play At Home: Aaron Lee Tasjan's Playful Performance Of "Computer Of Love"

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Press Play At Home: Aaron Lee Tasjan's Playful Performance Of "Computer Of Love"

"Some advanced technology is eating through my brain," Tasjan laments at the start of the lively folk-rock song

GRAMMYs/Dec 18, 2020 - 12:02 am

In the latest episode of Press Play At Home, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan offers a playful yet piercing take on technological dependency in his performance of "Computer of Love."

"Some advanced technology is eating through my brain," Tasjan laments at the start of the lively folk-rock song. Watch his full performance below.

Featured on his forthcoming, genre-bending album, Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!, out Feb. 5, 2021, the song references the disconnection caused by technology and social media and the emotional barriers they create within and between people.

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Press Play At Home: Francesco Yates Delivers A Magnetic Performance Of His Aptly Named Single "Jimi"
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Press Play At Home: Francesco Yates Delivers A Magnetic Performance Of His Aptly Named Single "Jimi"

Toronto-born singer/songwriter Francesco Yates fuses the inspirations of rock legend Jimi Hendrix with his modern take on past R&B pop sounds. For Press Play At Home, Yates channels the classic rock star and guitar hero to deliver an electric performance.

GRAMMYs/Apr 14, 2022 - 04:40 pm

When you name a track after a guitar-slaying rock icon, you set a high bar for the song's quality and its performance. Canadian singer/songwriter Francesco Yates lives up to that standard with his performance of his Jimi Hendrix-inspired single, "Jimi."

Operating somewhere between Hendrix and '90s R&B/pop, the bold forthcoming single allows Yates to show off his diverse skill set. Watch the 26-year-old Toronto native perform the captivating track below in his episode of Press Play At Home.

After being propelled into stardom following his contribution on Robin Schulz's 2015 multi-platinum track "Sugar," Yates earned an opening slot on Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tour from 2018 to 2019. Three years later, the multi-instrumentalist has proven he’s more than ready for his own spotlight. 

Check out Yates' must-see performance above, and keep track of new episodes of Press Play At Home every Thursday.

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