John Grant – “Black Belt” (Stereogum Premiere)

John Grant

John Grant – “Black Belt” (Stereogum Premiere)

John Grant

The former Czars frontman John Grant is a world traveler who’s made a ton of music in a bunch of different genres. His last solo album, 2010’s Queen Of Denmark, was meditative folk-rock, recorded with Midlake as his backing band. But now Grant is living in Iceland, and he’s about to release a chilly disco-house album called Pale Green Ghosts, recorded with Biggi Veira of Gus Gus — and as it turns out, the style fits his voice perfectly. As dance albums go, this one is about as emotionally intense as you can imagine, with Grant singing about being HIV-positive. Below, download the terse and punchy track “Black Belt” and check out the video for the title track.

John Grant – “Black Belt”

Pale Green Ghosts is out 5/14 on Partisan.

    more from News

    Hi. It looks like you're using an ad blocker.

    As an independent website, we rely on our measly advertising income to keep the lights on. Our ads are not too obtrusive, promise. Would you please disable adblock?