Grandson wants to offer “a sense of being understood,” he says. “A sense of catharsis. A sense of empowerment and maybe, just maybe, a slither of optimism.” But if you’ve heard his music, you already know that.
Written in the trenches of the past few years, front line stories are flecked with grime and carry the weight of destruction. Jordan Benjamin couldn’t just sit back quietly and watch his generation drown in anxiety, confusion and grief. He had to get things off his chest.
2018 saw years of hustling come to a head as ‘Blood // Water’, a song about corporate greed, political corruption and daydream revenge, and the frustrated fury of ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ spread like wildfire.
Soon after, his ‘A Modern Tragedy Vol. 1′ EP proved there was much more to his music than fearless reflection and anger. He wasn’t just shouting to be heard; he had something to say.
This year’s ‘A Modern Tragedy Vol. 2′ dug deeper into his fractured soul and found the strength to carry on. There’s probably going to be a Volume 3. There’s definitely going to be an album.
Right now, Jordan is “enjoying the freedom of trying to make each song its own cohesive movie,” he explains. “I’ll keep doing that for a little, but by the end of this year or the beginning of next, I’m hoping to be able to present people with my first full-length album. I’m gonna make sure that when you hear it, it’s gonna be fire. I promise you that much.”