It goes heavy and hard, gets dark and dense and flits between rap, rock and something more indefinable yet addictively, perfectly 2020 in timbre. The snarling whomp of We Did It!! would make Skrillex blush, whereas the slacker grunge-punch of Drop Dead squeezes in a Weezer-like melodic sheen and across the album’s manic, electronic-leaning moments grandson feels like the natural evolutionary reaction to a post-twenty one pilots world, where the only rule that matters is that there are no rules. But he’s doing his own thing and doing it with a style, vulnerability and fire that deserves all the eyes, ears and attention that it can garner.
For Fans Of: twenty one pilots, K.Flay, Flobots
grandson’s Death Of An Optimist is released December 4 via Fueled By Ramen. Pre-order/pre-save your copy now.
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