John Grant – Love Is Magic (Radio Edit)

Labels:Partisan Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:57
From the Album:Love Is Magic (Radio Edit)
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Available Date & Time: Jul 11 2018 08:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Jul 23 2018 00:00:00

John Grant To Release Love Is Magic on October 12 via Partisan Records

 

WATCH: Lyric Video for Title Track "Love Is Magic"

 

Early press coverage from: NPR's All Songs Considered , Billboard , Pitchfork , Stereogum, and more! 

 

Past support from KBAC, KCMP, KCRW, KEXP, KXT, OpenAir, Sirius XM's The Loft, WDST, WFIT, WFUV, WNRN, WPYA, WRLT, WTMD, WYEP, WYMS and more!

 

“Love’s a shitshow that requires work, it’s not all lollipops and rainbows. But nothing can distract from the fact that, in spite of it all, love is still magic.” So says John Grant, discussing his first new album in three years, aptly titled Love Is Magic – out October 12th via Partisan Records. Over ten new tracks, Grant fully embraces electronic music in its many forms, completing a transition he’d only flirted with in his previous solo work. Listen to the album's epic electro-march title track now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEBCBcqYzoM 

 

Love Is Magic was produced by Grant alongside analogue synth expert/collector Benge as well as Paul Alexander of Denton, TX band Midlake. The songs were primarily recorded at Benge’s Cornwall, UK studio turned electronic music mecca called MemeTune Studios. The result is a turbulent, riveting, often brutal collection that overlaps pitch black humor, fear, anxiety, and anger. While the instrumentation consists almost entirely of synthesizers and programming, Grant explains, “the lyrics aren’t just the doom and gloom of the past. They’re a snapshot of everyday life – the ridiculousness, the pain, the deep longing. Sometimes I’m back in the past, sometimes I’m living in the present, and sometimes I'm worrying about the future.”

 

Though he has lived in Iceland since 2011 – the same year he was also diagnosed HIV positive – Grant was Born in Michigan to a devoutly religious family. Growing up, Grant was subjected to a deeply ingrained hatred of anyone perceived as homosexual at school. Following the demise of his first band The Czars, Grant left music entirely for over five years, only to achieve greater success as a solo artist (his acclaimed 2015 solo LP Grey Tickles, Black Pressure went Top Five in the UK). Grant has sold out Royal Albert Hall, performed at Glastonbury, Latitude + more, and last month he was featured on Pitchfork's Songs That Define LGBTQ Pride list for his song "Snug Slacks." BBC Radio 6 host Mary Anne Hobbs described Grant’s music: "Most songwriting, even if it's based on a true story … is embellished in some way. But John's lyrics — they're so true they might as well be written in blood."

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