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John Grant is an American singer-songwriter. Formerly associated with the Denver-based alternative rock band The Czars in the 1990s and early 2000s, he launched a career as a solo artist in 2010.
Prior to forming The Czars, Grant aspired to be a translator in Germany before realising that his English skills were poor and he would be unable to have the job he desired.
Following the band\'s break-up, Grant took some time off from making music and returned to recording and performing in 2010 with his debut solo album Queen of Denmark.
Released on April 6, 2010, it had been recorded in collaboration with the American folk-rock band Midlake and released on Bella Union.
Described as a deeply personal album about his past struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and coming to terms with being gay, it was chosen as Best Album of 2010 by the British music magazine Mojo.
Grant travelled to Ireland in 2011 to play at the Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival and Electric Picnic, and Belgium for the Dranouter Festival in August 2011.
Several of his songs from his album Queen of Denmark are used in the 2011 movie Weekend.
Irish musician Sinéad O\'Connor covered "Queen of Denmark" on her 2012 album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?. O’Connor also supplied backing vocals for Grant\'s forthcoming album Pale Green Ghosts.
Grant is currently living in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he worked throughout 2012 on his second solo album with Birgir Tórarinsson, a.k.a. Biggi Veira of Iceland’s electronic pioneers Gus Gus.Pale Green Ghosts will be released on March 11, 2013.
At a live performance with Hercules and Love Affair at the 2012 Meltdown festival, Grant publicly acknowledged for the first time that he is HIV-positive. Advance publicity for Pale Green Ghosts has indicated that he sings about the subject in the album track "Ernest Borgnine". [查看全部]