Hear grandson pay homage to Tool and System of a Down on the industrial track “Drones”
Alternative artist grandson is going industrial.
Today, the rising Canadian-American talent dropped "Drones," the first single off his just-announced sophomore album I Love You, I'm Trying, which is to be released May 5 on Fueled By Ramen. Where some of his past releases have taken on a hyperpop influence or hip-hop-inspired alternative sound, as was with his last single "Eulogy," "Drones" feels very much a part of the recent electro-clash revival. While he declares he wants to "feel alive," the song stylishly fuses industrial and alt-dance sounds.
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In a press release, the artist called "Drones" a "twisting, spiraling journey through the lies we tell ourselves to get through the day when the hard truth may bury us." He added, "I wanted to pay homage to bands like Tool and System of a Down known for unpredictable time signatures but bring 808s and hip-hop into it.”
"Drones" follows up last year's release and the album's lead single, "Eulogy." Of the album, which marks grandson's latest full-length release since 2020's Death Of An Optimist, he said in a statement, "This is the album that 16-year-old me needed. This is the album I was scared to write and the album fans of mine deserve to hear. Above all this is the album where I face a big question: Can I handle the changes life throws at me, and if this all that there is to life, can it be enough to be happy?”
Listen to "Drones" below.