John Grant shares “Just So You Know” visuals

Having just completed a sold-out UK tour John Grant today shares a beautiful interpretation of his song, “Just So You Know”, from his acclaimed fifth album Boy From Michigan. The video features some extraordinary krump dancing from its director and star, Brian Henry aka Hallow Dreamz.

Commenting on the video John Grant says: “Very excited to share this new video with you. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to work with the incredible Krump dancer and teacher Brian Henry (aka Hallow Dreamz) since I worked with him on the video for Voodoo Doll many years ago and I’m so happy to finally have the chance to do that. Brian directed the video together with Kash Gaines of Yak Films. I wanted them to interpret the song as they saw fit and love what they’ve created. Enjoy!”

Dancer/Director Brian Henry aka Hallow Dreamz adds: “I believe that this song and video inspires people to embrace the love their mother has for them as well as the love we have for our mother’s, without it being lessened by their imperfections. No one is perfect and I know that imperfection includes me as well. Please watch this work of art with your mother in mind, in heart and/or right beside you.”

Boy From Michigan affirms John Grant as one of the great singer-songwriters of our time. If there’s a centre ground between the songcraft of Elton John and the sonic experimentalism of Kraftwerk then Grant claims itfor his own. His fifth solo album is a work of great power and beauty.” Daily Telegraph – 4 stars **** (Album Of The Week)

Boy From Michigan is Grant’s futuristic vision of his past, filtered through his bleak, witty, lacerating worldview. And it is a delight.” The Times – 4 stars **** (Album Of The Week)

Boy From Michigan has the American fusing the piano-led chamber pop of his early releases with the jagged electronica of his more recent work. Produced by Cate Le Bon, it is dependably doleful and caustic as the singer shines unforgiving light on his troubled upbringing and the cruel joke that is the American dream. On ‘Mike and Julie’, clarinet and synth decorate a lyric about Grant’s first lover, with tenderness and regret coming together in one of his most beautiful melodies.” Sunday Times – Album Of The Week

Boy From Michigan is Grant in panoramic mode, looking back and looking forward to create his biggest picture yet.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“Vangelis meets Harry Nilsson” Uncut – 8/10

“An expansive and frequently exquisite summation of Grant’s storytelling powers… Boy From Michigan develops as a multi-layered and resonant coming-of-age story-in-songs… These songs cut to the quick with character and feeling, wit and precision.” Record Collector – 4 stars ****

“He takes the idea of pop-as-autobiography to new heights on his remarkable new record” The i News – 4 stars ****

“Formative memories weigh heavy on the dreamy, clarinet-haunted textures of Mike and Julie; the lush, impressionistic amble through the stalls on County Fair, couched in Cocteau Twins guitar glimmer and Beach Boys harmonies, and the Scott Walker-esque piano melancholy of The Cruise Room.” The Observer

“Wildly ambitious and emphatically realised, the new songs represent an ideal marriage of Grant’s strengths – soaring piano-led balladry and angular, rhythmic synth workouts.” The Sun – 4 stars ****

“A brooding reflection on childhood, the auteur expertly taps into Eno and Moroder for sonic inspiration.” Sunday Express – 4 stars ****

“John Grant excels at looking backwards in his songs. His voice is warm and resonant, rising and falling in time to the music like the tidal pull of memories. Luxuriant melodies cast a golden glow over these songs while analogue synthesisers pulse and swoosh like vintage time-travelling contraptions.” Financial Times

“A gorgeously observed working through of personal and national demons.” Loud & Quiet

“A record filled with retro synths and Grant’s lush vocals… Engrossing and bewitching.” Classic Pop

“A beauty… this meditation on an American life holds nothing back” HiFi Choice – 4 stars ****