Rising Atlanta artist Grandma has reappeared onto the scene this summer by releasing singles “Shallow Water,” and “Elastic.” His first single was accompanied with a wonderful visual that shines a bright light on Grandma’s new wave-esque aesthetic and sound. The video was well-received, and the Instagram announcement of the post even earned Grandma a stamp of approval from Atlanta legend Trinidad James. Trinidad commented “Heavenly. #DAD”
“Elastic” featuring Hanzo released shortly after the first effort. This is essentially a melodic pop song done in the hip hop tradition and the bleak sensitivity of the hook-chorus punch makes it a stellar one at that. Hanzo and Grandma do a fine job trading verses centered on what seems to be the concept of an internet lover. This concept, along with an entirely different side of Grandma–the night-riding, high-rolling playboy, are both on display in the new visual for the track. Directed by Joel Nathanael, the video is stunning both visually and aesthetically.
If you watch Grandma’s two videos back to back, you see multiple sides to the young artist, though many consider his sound and aesthetic as a hip hop indie-pop fusion, I believe that these two releases demonstrated that Grandma truly embraces the duality of man, as well as that the stylistic array of the music he puts out is going to have no boundaries.