grandson announces new album, I Love You, I’m Trying

Get the lowdown on grandson’s upcoming album, and hear new single Drones which the musician calls “a homage to bands like Tool and System Of A Down” but with “808s and hip-hop”.

grandson announces new album, I Love You, I’m Trying
Emily Carter
Zachary Bailey

Following last month’s comeback single Eulogy, grandson is back with more new music and the announcement of his next album.

Highly-anticipated LP I Love You, I’m Trying is due out on May 5 via Fueled By Ramen, with the artist explaining that the 12 tracks that make up the record comprise “the album that 16-year-old me needed”.

“I’m painting the intimate portrait of myself I know how – covering themes of self-harm, family trauma, the hidden side of life on the road, and so much more,” he says. “This is the album that 16 year old me needed. This is the album I was scared to write and the album fans of mine deserve to hear. Above all this is the album where I face a big question: can I handle the changes life throws at me, and if this all that there is to life, can it be enough to be happy?”

To mark the announcement grandson has dropped next single Drones, which he calls “a twisting, spiralling journey through the lies we tell ourselves to get through the day when the hard truth may bury us.

“I wanted to pay homage to bands like Tool and System Of A Down known for unpredictable time signatures but bring 808s and hip hop into it.”

Listen to Drones below:

See the full I Love You, I’m Trying tracklist:

1. Two Along Their Way
2. Eulogy
3. Something To Hide
4. Drones
5. I Love You, I’m Trying
6. Half My Heart
7. When the Bomb Goes
8. Enough
9. Murderer
10. I Will Be Here When You’re Ready To Wake Up (ft. Wafia)
11. Heather
12 Stuck Here With Me

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