Fueled By Ramen recording artist grandson has shared a second new standalone single, “Riptide,” which is available today on all streaming platforms.  “Riptide”  is joined by a Karl Jungquist directed official music video and continues the narrative introduced by grandson on his powerful single “Identity,” which arrived last month.

Grandson detailed the new music explaining, “These songs have a lot to do with the conflict we find between making painful change or dealing with the pain from staying the same with those familiar bad habits. One way or another, it’s gonna hurt like hell. Mike Shinoda co-produced and mentored me through this process, which began in a writing session at his studio with my longtime collaborator Boonn in early 2019. We had tried a couple ideas earlier in the day that I couldn’t get into, and then I picked up the guitar and played the intro riff and the song practically wrote itself. It was the first of this new era written, and while it addresses the pain of regret, the places we go to avoid confrontation, I’m proud to tell my story and hope that someone that hears it will find the strength to tell theirs.”


“Riptide” builds upon the searing urgency established by “Identity,” which Rock Sound praised as, “a callous and contorting slice of classic grandson with an extra layer of grit thrown in for good measure.” “Identity” presents listeners with the story of a boy born into a world of conformity and obedience as he battles his inner demons in an attempt to destroy the system he lives in from within. The accompanying official music video, also directed by Jungquist, brings the audience face-to-face with the voices both inside themselves and in society, recalling iconic dual personalities in music like slim shady and blurryface, while providing commentary on blood spilled on the way to change that is all too relevant in these times.  grandson is currently in the studio finishing up work on his debut album which is expected to arrive later this year.  For news and more information on grandson visit,

“Riptide” and “Identity” follow grandson’s a modern tragedy EP trilogy, and mark his first new music since the launch of the XXwhy acoustic campaign. Beginning this past February, grandson has released a series of collaborations, with each performance joined by a XXwhy podcast episode aimed at creating discourse between creatives working in music and activism.  The podcast, hosted by grandson and recorded at idobi Radio, features acoustic performances of the collaborative tracks and discussions with the collaborators, activists, and more. Collaborators and guests thus far include K. Flay, Dreamers, Phem, Zero 9:36 and more.