Taylor Swift shared the song that she’s currently listening to on Monday afternoon (Sept. 4).
“damn griff i love this one,” Swift wrote in an Instagram Story.
She linked to Griff‘s new single “Vertigo,” potentially encouraging up to 271 million followers to click over to the track.
Griff responded excitedly to the co-sign: “What!! Is!! Happening!! I have no words,” she wrote, and then directed a whole lot of emojis Swift’s way.
Although Griff seemed surprised by the social media support from Swift, the two artists have connected before. They met and took photos together at the 2021 Brit Awards, where Swift was the recipient of the global icon award and Griff was named rising star. Swift has previously called Griff’s “Shade of Yellow” an “excellent” song.
Griff recently told Dork that “Vertigo” is a “sad, heartbreak” sort of song.
“When someone leaves your life, you spend a lot of time asking if it was your fault. This song lists all those reasons why it could be, but it’s also about trying to reassure yourself that there was nothing you could have done to make it better. With the way it crescendos, I’ve always heard it as a bit of an emotional rollercoaster,” the singer-songwriter said of the new release.
“There’s a darkness to ‘Vertigo’ that maybe I haven’t tapped into as much before,” Griff continued. “It’s still major, but there’s something quite dark and moody about it too.”
Griff is working on her debut full-length album, which will be the follow-up to her 2021 mixtape, One Foot in Front of the Other.
“It’s the start of a new season for me, for sure,” she told Dork of the new music she’s been creating.
Check out Swift’s Instagram Story here, and see Griff’s “Vertigo” visualizer below.