The cover for Steve Grand’s new album, “All-American Boy,” out March 24th. (x)
Openly gay singer-songwriter Steve Grand has set a release date for his new album. The album, titled “All-American Boy,” will be released on March 24th.
Grand worked with producer Aaron Johnson (Eve6, The Fray) on the album. “All-American Boy” will include 12 tracks, including “Back to California” and “Time,” which Grand released while working on the album last year. The set will also feature the title track, which went viral in 2013, thanks to a music video on YouTube.
“Music is subjective,” says Grand. “The lines of life are blurring. We are seeing that in music as in sexuality and gender identity…There’s nothing different about my music just because I’m gay. I sing about things that I go through, but they are things that we all go through, regardless of sexual orientation.”
“Each song needed to function as a plot point on that arc,” says Grand, who cites Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel as influences. “A lot of things in life follow that trajectory, where there’s a beginning, middle, and end. Relationships do that, growing up does that, life does that.”
He adds that every song “explores some kind of relationship, whether it be a relationship with a romantic partner, a relationship with a friend, a relationship with the past, a relationship with something destructive, a relationship with a community.”
The album was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign last year. To hold fans over, a live piano version of “All-American Boy” was uploaded to Grand’s YouTube page.