Grandson Dives Deep Into Feelings Of Despair With New Single ‘Eulogy’
Paired with an ominous music video showing grandson making snow angels in tall grass and appearing to fall through the earth, “Eulogy” is one of grandson’s most prophetic pieces yet. His philosophical rumination about what it means to be alive amid pain highlights grandson’s unique ability to sing poetic lyrics in genre-blending songs. The song strums calmly along — with deep, dark lyrics, a strong suit of grandson’s.
The alternative artist dropped his single “Eulogy” on Feb. 28th, his first release since 2021’s “Drop Dead” with Kesha and Travis Barker. This single is amping up for the platinum-selling singer’s second album, I love you, I’m trying, which is set to release May 5th under Fueled By Ramen.
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The song, commenting on the consequences of social media, struggles with ADHD and anxiety, and a world full of negative headlines, leaves listeners wanting to know what grandson is going through. His answer is dejected: “Rest In Peace to my positivity/ All it’s given me is false hope,” grandson sings.
‘Eulogy’ was written in the aftermath of a bad mushrooms trip this summer, which led me to scrapping my album and admitting to myself and others that I was struggling with fantasies of self harm. It’s easy to feel nihilistic or cynical about the future, and there’s a strange comfort in indulging in the depressing absurdity of day to day life with the only people in the world that understand you.
grandson describes questioning if anything matters and contemplating suicide — “I think about death, I don’t fear that shit” — powerful lyrics that hit hard for fans who have felt similar distress. With heavy themes of despair and death, grandson proclaims, “If you wake up and I’m gone/ I just hope you sing along/ To the eulogy.” His honesty and vulnerability with the world with the release of “Eulogy” are admirable, building high anticipation for his upcoming album.
Want to see grandson live? The Canadian-American singer announced he is going on a headline tour starting May 12th, covering North America for two months before stretching around the world through October. Get more details about the concert tickets and where to listen here. You can also keep up with his website, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.