mp3 premiere: "grandma" - ther
ther's "grandma" is the equivalent of flipping through a stranger's family photo albums and seeing a caption beneath each image. It's a detailed and intimate glance at the many members of a family and the impact, for better or worse that each has had on the narrator. From a bighearted brother "that's smarter" to a beautiful wish for a dad who suffered a heart attack to receive an award for all the times he stood beside them, "grandma" is the sweetest, most heart wrenching ode to a family. Switching up between static and fuzzy with the sounds of drum machines and reverb to soft and sparse with only the sounds of strings to back their vocals, "grandma" like the family it reflects, is constantly changing. The only constant to it all are warm, tender vocals that slowly melt your heart. There's an undeniable radiance to this track; a beautiful, brief reminder of the power of family. At the end of it, you'll just want to hug someone, anyone, whoever you love.