What an absolute banger this is.
Grandson has revealed the first piece of what will make up the deluxe version of his debut album ‘Death Of An Optimist’, and it’s fucking awesome.
He had teamed with the icons that are Kesha and Travis Barker for ‘Drop Dead’, an all-out assault on the senses. Combining gruff experimentation with shimmering pop sensibility, it’s a combination of all of the best parts of everyone involved and deserves to be blasted out of every single radio across the world.
It’s just brilliant, plain and simple.
Jordan had this to say about the track:
“I did “Drop Dead” as just another 20 something idealist who bites off more than they can chew, but I genuinely think that this generation can make such huge progress. I believe that starts with admitting that by fighting for something you risk losing everything — and fear can’t or shouldn’t stop us from trying.
And Kesha added this:
“I loved working on this song with Grandson and Travis. From the first listen, I immediately related to the energy of it. To me, it is a self-aware, defiant anthem of proud wild imperfection. It’s a “give no fucks, judge me I don’t care, this is me take it or leave it, and while you’re at it, get out of my way” song. It’s always so special to be able to collaborate with an artist who knows who they are, and Jordan’s message of honesty and unapologetically being who he is aligns so much with who I am. Shooting the video was a shit show mess of fun. Grandson’s energy is high-vibe all the way and we really have as much fun as it looks.”
The deluxe version of ‘Death Of An Optimist’ will be dropping on December 03 via Fueled By Ramen, exactly a year since it first dropped.
‘Drop Dead’ follows on from ‘Rain’, which features Jessie Reyez and appeared on the soundtrack to The Suicide Squad.
Here it is:
We chatted to the man himself all about it right here:
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