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"a modern tragedy vol. 3" grandson

by Alexis Holleran - 89.1 The Point
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 10:00 pm

“A Modern Tragedy, Vol. 3” is the third EP in a series from grandson, which tackles some of the pressing political issues impacting society. His new album has given us the best taste of grandson we have ever gotten. 

The first track “Rock Bottom” shows grandson’s fun side and takes control. This song is gritty and intense, ensuring you will feel a whirlwind of emotions. 

The second track “Oh No!” is probably the most intense song on the album. Listening to “Oh No!” will make you want to break everything. Combining elements of heavy guitar and electronic sounds to create a tune that just makes you want to go crazy. 

In the third track “Put Me Under” grandson is trying to explain that in today’s generation we are approached by ideas of fake news and false information that we are not ready for. In this album, grandson decided to take a couple different approaches in the songs. 

The fourth track on the album “Destroy Me” has a calmer approach and sounds like you are sitting on a beach watching the sunset when you are sad. One could argue that grandson took inspiration from Imagine Dragons, with death-confronting lyrics and a comfortable accompaniment. 

Grandson has been known to have an angry protest vibe to his music and this album really resonates in his distaste for the government. 

The final song on the album “Die Young” is about the government constantly lying to us. The lyrics “And if I die young the truth is forever” further supports the government’s lies, the truth will live on even if someone dies.

 In his previous album one of his biggest hits “Stick Up,” is about how veterans and people who are suffering from mental illness are not getting help and resort to gun violence without treatment. This was when grandson first struck a chord with the music and political communities and he continues to make a name for himself writing about mass shootings and the corrupt politicians who are running the country. To be fair, he is not wrong in the slightest. Basically the entire album deserves an intense listen through and it is the perfect kind of music to just get angry to. 


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