Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Love Is Magic (Radio Edit)
Available Date & Time: Jul 11 2018 08:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Aug 07 2018 00:00:00
"Love Is Magic (Radio Edit)"
John Grant Announces First North American Tour in Three Years!
Video for “Love Is Magic” Premiered via Billboard!
"Surrealist indie star John Grant has written plenty of songs about love and its various meanings and purposes throughout his career. But few of them ring as true as the title track of his upcoming album, 'Love Is Magic.' It's a song that acknowledges just how rage-inducing, and yet somehow still beautiful, the feeling can be."
New Album, Love Is Magic, out October 12 via Partisan Records!
Early “Love Is Magic” ADDS from KJAC, OPENAIR, WFUV + airplay from KCMP, KCRW, KEXP, KXCI, KXT, WCNR, WNRN, WPYA and more!
Love Is Magic was produced by Grant alongside analogue synth expert/collector Benge as well as Paul Alexander of Denton, TX band Midlake.
Directed by Fanny Hoetzeneder, the canine-friendly video for “Love Is Magic" is a snapshot of unconditional love, soundtracked by Grant’s epic electro-march. Grant says of the video, “Fanny’s video is a beautiful snapshot of unconditional love. But obviously there is still a lot of work involved. At least on the dog’s part." Listen/watch here, and feel free to share.
John Grant 2018 Tour:
08/16 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
08/18 – Wales, UK – Green Man Festival
08/19 – Belfast, UK – Open House Festival
08/20 – Edinburgh, UK – Edinburgh International Festival
10/26 – Reykjavik, IS – Silfurberg
10/29 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
10/30 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
10/31 – Bath, UK – The Forum
11/02 – Sheffield, UK – Octagon Centre
11/03 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall, Manchester **SOLD OUT**
11/07 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
11/08 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
11/10 – Wangels, DE – Rolling Stone Weekender
11/12 – Koln, DE – Kulturkirche
11/13 – Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel
11/14 – Berlin, DE – Astra Kulturhaus
11/16 – Rust, DE – Rolling Stone Park
11/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
12/02 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
12/03 – Montreal, QC – Fairmont Theatre
12/05 – Detroit, MI – El Club
12/06 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
12/08 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
12/09 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
12/11 – Denver, CO – Bluebird
12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
12/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
12/15 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst – Atrium
12/16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
12/18 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
12/19 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
12/20 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial Vancouver
“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=-qtTidRF2V0&feature=youtu+.be
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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