Produced by long-time friend Cate Le Bon, ‘Boy from Michigan’ is Grant’s most autobiographical and melodic work to date. Grant stopped being a boy in Michigan aged twelve, when his family moved to Denver, Colorado, shifting rust to bible belt, a further vantage point to watch collective dreams unravel.
Across 12 tracks, Grant lays out his past for careful cross-examination. In a decade of making records by himself, he has playfully experimented with mood, texture, and sound, all the better for actualizing the seriousness of his thoughts. At one end of his musical rainbow, he is the battle-scarred piano-man, at the other, a robust electronic auteur. ‘Boy from Michigan’ seamlessly marries both.
1. Boy From Michigan 2. County Fair 3. The Rusty Bull 4. The Cruise Room 5. Mike And Julie 6. Best In Me 7. Rhetorical Figure 8. Just So You Know 9. Dandy Star 10. Your Portfolio 11. The Only baby 12. Billy