Live Video: John Grant

Live Video
Janice Headley
photo by Morgen Schuler (view set)

There's a lot of things we love about our KEXP New Home, like having the space to house a beautiful baby grand piano (on permanent loan), and then hearing the gorgeous playing of artist John Grant down the hallways, with each chord reverberating and filling our in-studio space with the purest of sound. The same has always been true of Grant's lyrics, including his latest Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (Bella Union): there's no filter, no hiding behind distortion -- just (as DJ Cheryl Waters keeps pointing out in this in-studio) a pure, resonating honesty. "I think it's important to be where you are," Grant explains. "I feel like all these things -- the pain, the growing, all that stuff, is part of the deal, so I feel like I'm happy now." Joined by keyboardist Chris Pemberton and guitarist Petur Hallgrimsson, watch Grant bring it all to this KEXP session, featuring songs from the new LP and his 2010 breakthrough debut album Queen of Denmark.

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