“Riptide is out now. It’s a hard story to tell; but it’s my story and I’m telling it as honestly as I can. Mike Shinoda co-produced and mentored me through this process.” explains Grandson, the Canadian-American singer/songwriter.
Grandson is also the mastermind behind the XX Resistance, a movement he founded that serves to empower and connect the passionate by facilitating ways to get involved in causes people care about.
Through charity collaborations, events, and brand partnerships the XX Resistance empowers people to join the fight for social good.
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Watch the official ‘Riptide’ music video here.
The song is a ballad of warning to all who heed its message: RIPTIDE IS OUT EVERYWHERE! CONFORMITY HAS NEVER FELT SO GOOD! REST IN THE INDECISION, HAUNTED BY YOUR PAST, AND GIVE IN KNOWING THERES NO AMOUNT OF WORK YOU COULD DO NOWHERE YOU COULD GO TO AVOID FINDING YOURSELF BACK IN MY ARMS AT RIPTIDE LAKE!!!
In the video we are introduced to a dark and barren landscape with a hard-hitting guitar riff and biting vocals. The song quickly morphs into a power-ballad of regret, foreshadowing dark times ahead to anyone who dare to listen. With a head-nodding, driving beat that dives in and out of the melodic hook, listeners are given a taste of a tortured artist who’s had to learn the hard way one too many times.
‘Riptide’ is the second single from his upcoming album, Death of an Optimist, following the release of ‘Identity’ earlier this year.
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