Erin Greider savours 45 Minutes Without Traffic in her new single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
In an era of music that often leans towards the extravagant, Greider’s approach is refreshingly down-to-earth. The native Angelino captures the feeling of dating, embracing the thrill of spontaneity, and reveling in life’s lighter moments. Her lyrics are a testament to the Southern California feeling, bringing listeners on a captivating journey.
“This song is essentially about dating, having fun, and not taking anything too seriously,” she says. These sentiments resonate throughout the track, making it a relatable anthem for anyone looking to embrace the spontaneous joys of life. 45 Minutes Without Traffic is a musical embodiment of the Californian way of life. Produced by Michigan native Topher Mohr, a longtime collaborator, the song is sure to capture the hearts of every listener.
Greider’s musical journey began young, from writing songs with her childhood best friend, to starting guitar at eight and recording her first song at 13. Greider has been creating music her whole life, from performing an original song at her Grade 8 graduation to buying her bass guitar at 15. “I feel really lucky to have grown up in a place that values art and entertainment. My mom would take me to the El Capitan in Hollywood every weekend when I was really little, and my dad would always go to the movies, a concert, or the opera with me,” she says.
The day after Greider’s graduation from university, where she earned degrees in screenwriting and economics, she released her debut single Loser, with her first live performance soon after. In the fall of 2021, Greider released her debut full-length Sim Controllers. Inspired by singer-songwriters like David Bowie, Lorde and Taylor Swift, with influences from her time studying film, Greider has crafted a sound that blends power and vulnerability.