Vince Grant: Tackling Unspoken Truths with EP There are few men that would ever dare to speak about their battles with depression, and even fewer still that would put those emotions into musical form. But Vince Grant has just released a debut EP that tackles the condition head-on. My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me offers five tracks that not only provide the lyrical content that connects with listeners through its poignancy, but also uplifts with the inspiration through the journey of mental illness. The singer/songwriter is not along in his effort. Providing vocals and acoustic guitar, Grant is complemented on the arrangements with Doug Grean on electric guitar, bass and keyboards, and Keith Larsen on drums. Fans of artists like R.E.M. will find a kindred musical spirit in Vince Grant, who may sing about the woes of melancholy and despair, but offers a silver lining that is carefully woven through tracks that obviously helped him to cope as he healed and made his way through the edge of darkness. The range of emotions are evident in the tracks, where his voice delves from lows to uptempo melodies that are led by drummer Larsen. A native of Chicago, Vince Grant has led an artistic existence that has gone from busking in Venice Beach to playing at SXSW and back again in the despair of drugs and alcohol. The success of his recovery is chronicled on his new EP, with lead-off single ‘Melancholia‘ giving fans the first glimpses into a musical endeavor that many will be able to relate to. Members/Instruments: Vince Grant – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Additional Musicians on recording: Doug Grean – Electric Guitars, Bass, Keyboards Keith Larsen – Drums Production: Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Doug Grean Mastered at Rodney Mills Masterhouse Websites: http://vincegrantmusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vince-Grant/295743500446097 Related posts: The Great Game: A Dose of Sonic Diversity The Como Brothers Band – ‘Baby Steps’ of a Musical Journey America’s Next Top Model’s Dominique Reighard: Capital to ‘Spend’ (Sonic SLAP exclusive interview) Sonic SLAP Exclusive: 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens TristonXADES MultimediaTriston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide. Brace yourself. ======= ** support by www.neffmarksman.com ** Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.