Grandson calls on Kesha + Travis Barker for “Drop Dead”
Despite what the title might imply, his grandson’s latest song, “Drop Dead,” is upbeat and the musician has appealed to the pop star. Kesha and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to help him share his post.
The track starts off with a slow nod, with the grandson and Kesha flowing melodically with the lyrics to the beat, but by the time you get to the chorus it’s a full hymn with the message, “I’d rather fall dead than be a let go. “
“’Drop Dead’ is a song I wrote with Travis Barker and Kevin Hissink in 2020 to make peace with the fact that things don’t always end like the movies,” explains the grandson. “Being brave and standing up for what you believe won’t always end up sounding like what you hope for, with the cheering crowd and the end credits. Accept my inevitable flaws, deal with life’s imperfections, and get to work being the best version of yourself. “
He adds: “I met Kesha through mutual friends and she perfectly embodies the subject of this song, she is a badass with an incredible voice for rock and roll!”
Speaking as a guest on the track, Kesha, who also appears in the video, offers, “I loved working on this song with my grandson and Travis. From the first listen, I immediately bonded to the energy of it. To me it is a conscious and provocative hymn of the proud savage imperfection. It’s a song like ‘I don’t care, judge me, I don’t care, it’s me take it or leave it, and while you’re at it get out of my way.’
She continues, “It’s always so special to be able to collaborate with an artist who knows who he is, and Jordan’s message of honesty and being unabashedly who he is, aligns so much with who I am. Shooting the video was a fun shit show. the grandson’s energy is intense throughout and we really had as much fun as it seems.
“Drop Dead” will appear as part of the Deluxe Edition of the grandson’s Death of an Optimist album, which is scheduled to arrive on December 3 via Fueled by Ramen. The new expanded edition comes at the one year mark of the album’s original release.
Watch the “Drop Dead” video below and you can grab the new song. here.
Grandson with Kesha + Travis Barker, “Drop Dead”
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