Grizzly Bear Annotated Their Songs On Genius, Too
At the beginning of this week, Kendrick Lamar dropped his astounding new track “The Blacker The Berry,” and we wrote about how author Michael Chabon took it upon himself to annotate the rapper’s prose on Genius (fka Rap Genius). The site is attempting bring a more esteemed level of criticism into the fold, and it seems to be working. Sasha Frere-Jones left the New Yorker to work for Genius, and Rick Rubin recently logged on to annotate Kanye, Beastie Boys, and Johnny Cash lyrics. Now Grizzly Bear have started to sift through some of their old songs to provide a more accurate analysis than the skewed interpretation given by some of their fans. Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen contributed extensively. Check out Rossen’s Genius profile here, and Droste’s here. You can read some of their best responses below. Unsurprisingly, Droste’s are far funnier.
Droste on “All We Ask”
Droste on “Fix It”
Droste on “Two Weeks”
Rossen on “A Simple Answer”
Rossen on “On A Neck, On A Spit”
[Photo by Droste via Twitter]