Vince Grant is a champion of music and social justice. Through means of his music, he is advocating about mental illness. So far he has released two music videos and his debut album My Depression Is Always Trying To Kill Me. Fans of Sun Kil Moon, Gary Jules, REM, Manic Street Preachers, and Eliott Smith will want to listen to Grant as he addresses his very own depression and mental illness.
“I write songs to cope. I’d like to say I write songs to heal, but that may be asking too much,” says Grant. Thus, the single and video,“Melancholia”, serves a dual purpose. They act as a revealing personal journal as well as an empowering therapy for Grant. This process is more than apparent in the music video, which is visually engaging. Grant lays everything down on the table as he sings, and the beauty of his work not only comes out in his music but also in his own facial expressions.
As for the rest of the album, it is just as soulful and honest as the single and video. If you’re looking to get your feet wet with Grant, watching the video and listening to “Melancholia” is a great introduction into his musical style. You can also check out his other music video, “How Many Times You,” both of which were produced by the acclaimed Alex Nasonov.