JOHN GRANT – ” Boy from Michigan “

Posted: May 18, 2021 in MUSIC
Boy from Michigan

John Grant has established himself as one of the great musical chroniclers of the American Dream, angled mostly from its flip side – from those who did not thrive. Grant stopped being a boy in Michigan at 12, when he moved to Denver, shifting rust to bible belt, a further vantage point to watch collective dreams unravel. “I quickly learned all about the American caste system and where I fit in. Or didn’t.”

A John Grant album always feels like vignettes divined from a tart book of poetry. “Boy from Michigan” is the author’s shaggy-dog story, a novelistic approach where songs are more like chapters in a leather-bound book bought from a favourite thrift store. “I guess I’m just thinking about where I came from,” he notes, “and what I went into.”

With Cate Le Bon in the production chair, Grant has pared back his zingers, maximizing the emotional impact of the melodies, stripping the noise of vaudeville and mood-enhancing a fruitful, spare, strangely orchestrated new world for him to live in.

Boy from Michigan” will be available from 25th June 2021.

Partisan Records only release John Grant’s music in North America. If you are outside of this area, and would like to purchase Boy from Michigan, please head to Bella Union’s store.

John Grant has shared the final coda from his upcoming album Boy From Michiganout June 25th. On the song, Grant decries the all too prevalent culture of hyper-machismo, one which fashions us all for failure.

He explains, “Billy is a song about how many men destroy themselves trying to live up to stereotypes of masculinity and how this manifests in countless ways.”

Taken from John Grant’s forthcoming album ‘Boy from Michigan’ out June 25th:

John Grants new album will be here in a week today.

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