Jaxon Whittington

While grandson has been offering samples of his new album for weeks, today the full album is finally here.

I Love You, I'm Trying arrived today via Fueled By Ramen, and for fans picking up on his evolving sound, it probably won't come as much as a surprise that it certainly stands in contrast to some of grandson's previous work, veering from political and social commentary to an inward-looking, very solemn new project.

The new record is said to come from a place of surrender: "A surrender to control the narrative. It’s a deep dive into the psyche of a fragile, oft-emotionally unstable and yet wildly creative force." It's grandson like we've never heard him before, and it's a welcome listen.

"'Half My Heart' captures the feeling of when you get in the way of your own happiness,” says grandson of the song which appears on the new album. “I was going through a lot of personal shit with my mental health and wondering how much of it is about growing up and out of it, and how much is about accepting and learning to live with your faults, and how to still show up for your partner when you can barely show up for yourself."

He continues: "Sonically, I worked with my old friend Mike Shinoda and had my girlfriend Wafia sing background vocals with him. The song draws on my love for modern alt like Dominic Fike, Kacey Musgraves, Joji, Deb Never, Mac Miller.”

This new album comes ahead of grandson's new North American tour, which kicks off next week in San Diego.

Hear the full album below.

grandson's live schedule:
May 12th – House Of Blues – San Diego, California
May 14th – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 16th – Warehouse Live – Houston, Texas
May 17th – Tech Port Center – San Antonio, Texas
May 18th – House Of Blues – Dallas, Texas
May 19th – Joy Theater – New Orleans, Louisiana
May 21st – Welcome to Rockville Festival – Daytona Beach, Florida
May 22nd – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, Florida
May 23rd – The Masquerade (Heaven) – Atlanta, Georgia
May 24th – Skydeck – Nashville, Tennessee
May 26th – The National – Richmond, Virginia
May 27th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, North Carolina
May 28th – Sonic Temple Festival – Columbus, Ohio
May 29th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, Maryland
May 31st – House Of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts
June 2nd – Toads – New Haven, Connecticut
June 3rd – Webster Hall – New York, New York
June 4th – Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 5th – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 6th – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, Indiana
June 9th – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, Michigan
June 11th – House Of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
June 12th – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, Minnesota
June 13th – The Rave – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 15th – The Admiral – Omaha, Nebraska
June 16th – The Factory – St. Louis, Missouri
June 17th – Boulevardia Festival – Kansas City, Missouri
June 19th – Mission Ballroom – Denver, Colorado
June 20th – The Complex – Salt Lake City, Utah
June 22nd – Revolution Concert House – Boise, Idaho
June 23rd – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, Washington
June 24th – Roseland Theatre – Portland, Oregon
June 26th – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, California
June 27th – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, California
June 29th – Van Buren – Phoenix, Arizona
July 1st – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 2nd – Growlers – Memphis, Tennessee
July 3rd – Bogarts – Cincinnati, Ohio
July 5th – Empire Live Underground – Albany, New York
July 9th – Aura – Portland, Maine
July 10th – The Met – Pawtucket, Rhode Island
July 11th – Wally’s – Hampton Beach, New Hampshire