Sound House 2018: Grandson -- Power, Politics and Passion Collide

"Blood//Water" Singer Takes Politics, Engagement Very Seriously

October 3, 2018
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Jordan Benjamin doesn't hold back -- ever.

Known as Grandson, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter is a true student of pop music. And as he told MJ during an illuminating sitdown at Sound House 2018, he takes rock's history of political statements and stands of principle very, VERY seriously.

"I really admire using the platform as an opportunity to speak for those who don't have a voice...I think rock and roll is only as relevant as the message embedded in rock," Grandson said.

Riding the wave of politically charged songs, including his Top 40 breakout "Blood//Water," Grandson is carving out a niche as a musical preacher, moving from town to town, spreading the good word.

"I think that it's an exciting time as much as it's an absolutely terrifying time right now, politically, socially. What is the role of an artist in 2018? I for one want to go around city to city, talking about important things, getting young people passionate and energized, getting them excited to vote, getting them excited to participate."

And it doesn't hurt when artists like Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) or AWOLnation are remixing your signature track.

Check out the complete interview now.

Day 1

Wallows  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
The Drax Project  Interview  |  On Stage 
Amy Shark  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Death Cab for Cutie  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Conrad Sewell  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Chvrches  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery

Day 2

Dinah Jane  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
AJR  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Robert DeLong  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Sir Sly  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Cold War Kids  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Welshly Arms  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Foster the People  Interview  |  On Stage  
Dillon Francis  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Yungblud  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery

Day 3

Superorganism  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Grandson  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Mt. Joy  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Logan Henderson  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Bastille  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Jungle  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery
Lovelytheband  Interview  |  On Stage  |  Meet and Greet Gallery