As Grandson, Jordan Benjamin combines bluesy hard rock guitars, trap-influenced beats, EDM production, and lyrics that closely inspect addiction, mental health issues, and the struggles of everyday life. Through his music as well as his partnerships with nonprofit organizations, he confronts social issues and raises awareness about mental health, social justice, and voter suppression, among other topics. He has scored several alternative radio hits in the U.S. and Canada, including 2017's "Blood//Water," and collaborated with artists like K.Flay, X-Ambassadors, and Mike Shinoda before releasing his debut album, Death of an Optimist, in 2020. Benjamin was born in Englewood, New Jersey, but grew up in Toronto in a musical family and was raised on classic rock, hip-hop, dancehall, and other genres. After teaching himself to play guitar and ...
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