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grandson unveils huge new single, Drop Dead, featuring Kesha and Travis Barker

Watch the video for grandson's explosive new single Drop Dead (feat. Kesha and Travis Barker), taken from his upcoming Death Of An Optimist deluxe album.

grandson unveils huge new single, Drop Dead, featuring Kesha and Travis Barker
Words:
Emily Carter
Photo:
Jon Frydman

grandson is set to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his excellent, fiery debut album Death Of An Optimist with a deluxe edition of the record – and it'll feature an explosive new collab with Kesha and blink-182's Travis Barker, Drop Dead.

“I did Drop Dead as just another 20 something idealist who bites off more than they can chew, but I genuinely think that this generation can make such huge progress,” grandson says of the new tune. "I believe that starts with admitting that by fighting for something you risk losing everything – and fear can’t or shouldn’t stop us from trying."

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Kesha adds: "I loved working on this song with grandson and Travis. From the first listen, I immediately related to the energy of it. To me, it is a self-aware, defiant anthem of proud wild imperfection. It’s a 'give no fucks, judge me I don’t care, this is me take it or leave it, and while you’re at it, get out of my way' song.

"It’s always so special to be able to collaborate with an artist who knows who they are, and Jordan’s message of honesty and unapologetically being who he is aligns so much with who I am. Shooting the video was a shit show mess of fun. grandson's energy is high-vibe all the way and we really have as much fun as it looks.”

The deluxe edition of Death Of An Optimist is due out on December 3 via Fueled By Ramen.

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