26 maart 2021

Nieuw album van John Grant verwacht: Boy From Michigan

Geschreven door: WiM Redactie

Label: Bella Union

John Grant heeft zijn vijfde album Boy From Michigan aangekondigd. Het album zal op 25 juni verschijnen via platenlabel Bella Union. Het album is, verrassend genoeg, geproduceerd door Cate le Bon. De titeltrack is deze week als aankeiler van het album verschenen en er verscheen een video van gemaakt door Casey en Ewan.

Meer nieuws over het nieuwe album zal Grant de komende maanden gaan delen. Over de nieuwe single liet hij bij de lancering van het nieuwe album nieuws al weten waar de titeltrack vandaan komt. ‘I discovered the chord progression in the chorus of Boy from Michigan on my OB6 back when I was working on Love is Magic and while I knew it would eventually become a song, I didn’t know what to do with it yet. Sometimes you just know you need to take your time with certain ideas. The song sprang from a moment I experienced when I was about 11 and we were about to move to Colorado from Michigan; my best buddy took me aside and warned me about ‘the world out there’ – so the song is about the transition from childhood to adulthood, the simplicity and innocence of childhood and the oftentimes rude awakening that occurs when one crosses over into adulthood. It’s also about romanticizing the past, which can be dangerous. I don’t believe one can or should live in the past, but if you ignore it, well, you know. I also have to say there are moments when I actually relive the scent of early Spring as the snow is beginning to melt revealing the wet Earth beneath. It’s incredible’.