Totally unexpected. I discovered John Grant by listening to a remix. I liked the remix so I decided to check out his stuff and I was in for an awesome surprise. John Grant is folk-rock artist with thoughtful and sometimes hilarious lyrics. According to his bio, John suffered from depression and then moved to Reykavik and recorded Pale Green Ghosts. The LP is a “show of strength and survival, of moving on with life, on what will continue to be an incredible journey.”
He’s mainly touring in Europe this fall, check out dates here.
Stream the whole album below. The whole LP is really worth a complete listen, but some of my favorite songs include GMF, Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore, You Don’t Have To, Ernest Borgnine, and I Hate This Town.
I should not be attracted to males
But you said that I should learn to love myself
Well, make up your mind, Dr. Frankenstein.
I hate this fucking town
You can not even leave your fucking house without
running into someone who no longer cares about you
And here is the badass remix that I first heard before of hearing of John Grant:
[LP release date: May 16, 2013]