John Grant has been through quite a lot along the journey to critical acclaim. After dealing with the physical and emotional strain of substance abuse, Grant has emerged to a flurry of awards, notable collaborations and a seemingly endless stream of love and support from fans old and new.
Grant’s latest project, Pale Green Ghosts, is an album that doesn’t shy away from the hardships that Grant overcame to get where he is today. Faced with an HIV-positive diagnosis along with the struggle of addiction recovery, Grant has used music as a support system and an outlet.
“I thought I shouldn’t be afraid to talk about it, as there are lots of people in my situation, who feel like outcasts in society, people who had addiction problems, who feel ashamed and unlovable because of it,” Grant said in a recent press release. “I want these people to know they have someone on a stage who is dealing with this too.”
Pale Green Ghosts is set for release on May 14 via Partisan Records, but you can stream the album in its entirety in the player below.