Back in December, grandson released his debut full-length album Death of an Optimist. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, grandson hasn’t been able to tour the new album just yet. However, that hasn’t stopped him from delivering some dynamic virtual live performances over the past few months.
Following the release of his latest album, grandson put out Death of an Optimist: The Movie, a one-of-a-kind show. Now, grandson is offering a preview of the virtual show, which will re-air later this year, with his lively performance of “Dirty.”
Although grandson is unable to tour right now, he’s been taking advantage of what livestreaming has to offer. Every Sunday, grandson has been going live on YouTube to perform an acoustic track, talk about music and politics and answer some fan questions.
As well, he debuted Death of an Optimist: The Movie, a cinematic one-of-a-kind live show, shortly after the release of his debut full-length album. The show gave fans that live music fix while they wait for concerts to return sometime in the near future. For those of you that missed Death of an Optimist: The Movie back in December, you’re in luck. grandson plans to re-air the entire show later this year.
However, it looks like fans don’t have to wait to get a taste of Death of an Optimist: The Movie. On Feb. 16, grandson shared his lively performance of “Dirty,” taken straight from the December show. Accompanied by a full band with horns and all, grandson’s performance in the new video offers a glimpse into the high-energy and unique live shows he is known for putting on.
Since the release of “Dirty,” the single has been steadily rising on the Alternative Radio Charts. Currently, the Death of an Optimist track is sitting at No. 9. As well, grandson’s hit single “Blood // Water” was recently RIAA platinum-certified.
Along with the debut of his new full-length, grandson also helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of Linkin Park‘s Hybrid Theory last year. In October, he released a powerful cover of “One Step Closer” exclusively for Spotify. Similarly, FEVER 333‘s Jason Aalon Butler also debuted a stunning cover of “In The End.”
Shortly following the release of Death of an Optimist, grandson exclusively told Alternative Press which artists have influenced his sounds. As it turns out, grandson credits Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller among others for leaving an impact on him over the years.
What are your reactions to grandson’s new “Dirty” live video? Did you watch Death of an Optimist: The Movie? Let us know in the comments below.