Produced by long-time friend Cate Le Bon, Boy From Michigan is John Grant’s most autobiographical and melodic work to date. Grant stopped being a boy in Michigan aged twelve, when his family moved to Denver, Colorado, shifting rust to bible belt, a further vantage point to watch collective dreams unravel.
Across 12 tracks, Grant lays out his past for careful cross-examination. In a decade of making records by himself, he has playfully experimented with mood, texture and sound, all the better for actualizing the seriousness of his thoughts. At one end of his musical rainbow, he is the battle-scarred piano-man, at the other, a robust electronic auteur. Boy From Michigan seamlessly marries both.
Note: the deluxe vinyl is pressed on 140g black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with glitter sparkle eye, 2 inner sleeves with paintings by Gil Corral, 2 unique prints, a 36-page photo booklet, pull-out lyric sheet, download card, all housed in a beautiful black velvet o-card sleeve with glitter sparkle eye. The deluxe vinyl box set includes all the above plus an extra 3 prints and trading cards, all housed in a beautiful black velvet box.