Published Dec 04, 2020The debut album from grandson, Death of an Optimist, has finally arrived, and today you can stream it in full.
With contributions by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Blink-182's Travis Barker, Krupa, Boonn and Andrew Dawson, the new record is being billed as a "horror story with a happy ending." The artist born Jordan Benjamin explained that the 12-track record is "about my personal dilemma of whether or not to keep fighting."
He added: "It really represents my own personal crossroads on if I can continue to preach agency and change in a time where there is so much fear-mongering and doom scrolling to suggest it could all be for nothing, ultimately."
In addition to the album's release, Benjamin has shared plans for a special one-night Death of an Optimist: The Movie livestream event.
Later this month, the artist will pull back the curtain on his music, art and activism to showcase the new record — including its inception in the studio and on the road — with the new film. Tickets for the event can be purchased here. Death of an Optimist: The Movie will air on December 17 at 8 p.m. ET via NoCap. Watch a trailer for the film below.
You can stream/purchase grandson's new album here, as well as listen to it in full below. The album is out now via Fueled by Ramen.