Grandson Announces Debut Album ‘Death Of An Optimist’

After releasing a trilogy EPs, Grandson has announced his debut album, Death Of An Optimist.

The album, which is described as “both an origin story and an obituary navigating hope, anxiety and the state of optimism in 2020, will be released December 4th via Fueled By Ramen.

To give us a taste of the upcoming LP, Grandson aka Jordan Edward Benjamin, has shared his new single “Dirty.” The song’s accompanying video, directed by Karl Junquist features the singer stuck in an interrogation room as he wrestles with his split personality.

Watch the video below.

The album will also feature singles “Identity” and the Mike Shinoda produced “Riptide.” Pre-order Death Of An Optimist here. Check out the artwork and tracklisting below.



Death of an Optimist // Intro
In Over My Head
Left Behind
The Ballad of G and X // Interlude
We Did It
Pain Shopping
Drop Dead
Welcome to Paradise // Outro

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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