Sean Grant returns with new single Bodies Of Christ ahead of second LP
Bodies Of Christ is out now on streaming platforms with new album 33 set to follow in May.
Following a challenging 2020 and a period not knowing if he'd make music again, Sean Grant is back with new single Bodies Of Christ – the first glimpse of new material from his forthcoming album 33.
With perpetually bruised melodies and frequently battered knuckles from rampages through the UK and Europe in their early days, Sean Grant & The Wolfgang rarely stopped delivering insightful and thoughtfully executed Bad Seeds-esque punkoid rock.
However, in recent years Grant - who is from Northampton and lives in Milton Keynes - put the project on a hiatus, concentrating on his other band EGO.
Grant began 2020 at his worst – thinking he might not release music again.
But, he quit alcohol for six months, became vegan and began meditation and mindfulness in a bid to change his life.
After this period he began writing and recording what would eventually become the album 33.
Bodies of Christ is the muscular growl to introduce 33.
“This track was the catalyst. I always found it fascinating ‘the body of Christ, the blood of Christ’, explains Grant.
“I think these ancient rituals have been passed down over time and lost their true purpose to open our consciousness.
“The end fits into a different type of groove with shimmery guitars inspired by bands like Mew, and almost a tribal chanting at the end to seal the deal in manifesting this new journey.”
33 will follow Grant’s 2018 debut album The Shadows Are Lengthening which charted at 69 on iTunes and gained them new fans from the likes of Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy.
The band’s previous EP of songs, produced by Guy Massey saw exposure on prime time Channel 4 shows.
Sean’s musical influences for this record run from the guitar tones of Jeff Buckley’s Vancouver to Nick Caves synths in Push The Sky Away.
Phoebe Bridges’ album Punisher was on his most played list at the time, as well as intentionally trying to create a movie soundtrack feel, likening it to the Drive soundtrack with its atmospheric landscape.
33 is, according to Grant, a “crossover of struggles with mental health, religious and scientific views, yogic philosophies, ancient civilisations, the Bible, and quantum physics”.
He believes the record, “sits back on these topics with an open mind connecting the dots, grasping at the secrets of the universe”.
It is an album straight from the heart and carries a message that has powerful connotations of self discovery, paths to enlightenment - plus the mysteries of the number 33.
The album, like its predecessor, is being released in support of charity CALM which is leading a movement against suicide.
Bodies Of Christ is out now with 33 following on Shrink Your World Records next month.
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