Artist Spotlight: grandson

Canadian-American artist grandson – born Jordan Benjamin – has always been a fearless artist, one unafraid to take aim at authority, fight the power and let his listeners know exactly how he felt. Following the release of his most personal album to date, ‘I Love You, I’m Trying’, in May this year, we decided to shine our spotlight on the alternative artist.

grandson began releasing music back in 2015, however it wasn’t until 2018 that his official debut EP ‘A Modern Tragedy Vol. 1’ came out, which is part of a trilogy of EPs. Prior to this, the platinum-selling artist had made his mark with a string of singles, his most notable being 2017’s ‘Blood/Water’. The track placed him in the mix with some of the great political artists, from Rage Against the Machine to Public Enemy. Throughout 2018, grandson toured with the likes of Nothing But Thieves, Hobo Johnson and more, before releasing the second part of his 'A Modern Tragedy EP'. 'A Modern Tragedy Vol. 3' dropped a year later, garnering a lot of public recognition and praise.

After releasing 2020’s daring theatrical debut album, 'Death of an Optimist', grandson changed the pace with his second album offering. Having amassed a staggering 1 billion streams and counting, the artist gave fans a first look into the album when he released single ‘Eulogy’ in February 2023, notably marking his first new music since 2021. ‘Eulogy’ followed the release of grandson’s 2021 single ‘Drop Dead’ featuring GRAMMY-nominated pop superstar Kesha and Travis Barker. The track originally appeared as a solo effort on grandson’s debut LP 'Death of an Optimist' before being reworked. Rolling Stone proclaimed, “’Drop Dead’ moves effortlessly between atmospheric, pop-leaning verses and a straight-to-the-rafters arena rock chorus.” Additionally, Variety christened it “an empowering call for perseverance in the face of hardship.”

Fast forward to August 2023 and the artist has now laid himself bare to listeners with album ‘I Love You, I’m Trying.’ The 12-track project is an ambitious achievement that really peels back grandson's public persona. It’s a bold offering that makes a statement, and we’re excited to see what’s next for the genre-moulding artist!

You can catch grandson on tour this September, as he makes stops in Leeds, Bristol, Manchester and London. Be sure to grab your tickets below!

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