Fueled By Ramen recording artist grandson has shared “Whole Lotta,” a new collaborative track with Dreamers. The song, which is available now at all DSPs, marks the second release under grandson’s XXwhy acoustic campaign, which launched last month with the K.Flay collaboration “Peaches.”
Each month, leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election, grandson will release an acoustic collaboration as well as an XXwhy podcast, creating discourse between creatives working in music and activism. The podcast, hosted by grandson and recorded at idobi Radio, will feature acoustic performances of the collaborative tracks and discussions with the collaborators, activists, and more. Episode 3 featuring Nick Wold of Dreamers premieres March 29th on idobi at 6:00PM PST.
As part of the XXwhy campaign, grandson has partnered with Headcount and Gibson Guitars, focusing in on voter registration for the upcoming election. Each XXwhy track released will be accompanied by “Text Voter XX to 40649” in the title. Fans who text the number will be registered to receive updates about voter registration in their area and can join the “me +3” initiative which helps voters’ friends to register as well. Upon texting the number, participants will also be entered to win a signed Epiphone guitar by grandson and the featured artist for that month’s track. For more information on XXwhy, visit www.grandsonmusic.com.
The politically focused campaign launched on the heels of grandson’s recent collaboration with Whethan – “All In My Head” – and his joint track with Moby Rich, “Happy Pill,” which serves as an exploration into the dangers of addiction. “Happy Pill” is joined by a Joe Cappa directed music video, which is streaming now on grandson’s official YouTube channel. grandson also recently launched a fan art initiative, encouraging followers to create a piece of art for his “Doomsday Mantra” playlist. A collection of heartening songs for troubling times, the goal of the initiative is to bring relief to those in need with the winning artist receiving a donation to the charity of their choice. Fans can also look out for Quaranzine, a digital zine launching in the coming weeks consisting of fan submitted artwork and thoughts.
This past September, grandson released the third installment of his “modern tragedy” EP series, a modern tragedy vol. 3. The EP is available now on all streaming platforms, along with the Seth Stern directed music video for lead single “Rock Bottom.”
2019’s a modern tragedy vol. 2, is highlighted by the lead single “Apologize,” which was Broken Down for a stripped back acoustic version and remixed by Hidden Citizens. a modern tragedy vol. 2 follows grandson’s Fueled By Ramen debut EP, a modern tragedy vol. 1, and is an exploration into the heart, into addiction, into power, into disillusionment, and into accepting who you are and not compromising. Marking some of his most personal work to date, a modern tragedy vol. 2 touches on the environment around grandson and serves as a commentary on gun violence, on apathy and sensationalized media, on truth and martyrdom.
a modern tragedy vol. 1, released in 2018, finds grandson confronting some of the most pressing political and social issues impacting his generation, provoking discourse through a powerful union of art and activism. The five-song EP is highlighted by the RIAA gold certified single, “Blood // Water.” The track’s official music video – directed by Ride or Cry – is streaming now via the official Fueled By Ramen YouTube channel HERE. Furthermore, the EP saw grandson make his network television debut with a performance of “Blood // Water” on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.