Listen: Sebastien Grainger “Going with You”

Sebastien Grainger leaves the dance-punk noise behind for a new pop record

While fans anxiously await for Death From Above 1979 to finish their reunion album, Sebastien Grainger released a poppy surprise onto the world with his new solo album, Yours to Discover. Leaving the dancey drums behind, Grainger takes a pop approach on this record feeling satisfied with the return of DFA and wanting to move away from that traditional rock sound.

The first taste of the album is a hooky, synth-infused sing-a-long called “Going with You”. After reforming Death From Above with Jesse Keeler, Grainger and his wife made the move to LA where his solo project really took off. “Going with You” tells the story of this journey.

“That song is as sonically and compositionally close to pop as I’ve ever got on a record, and is indicative of where I was going with the most recently recorded songs. The initial batch of songs I had written for this record had super-heavy bass and really dance-y drums, but then I started playing in Death From Above again and realized that I didn’t need to do that with this album anymore, so it started moving more in this direction.”

Listen to “Going with You” below:

Yours to Discover is out November 12 via Last Gang.