With Steve Grand’s distracting good looks and shall we say, exuberance on Instagram, it’s important to remember why we fell in love with him in the first place – his undeniable talent.
Yesterday he released an acoustic version of one of the highlights from his All American Boy album, the LGBT anthem “We Are The Night.”
Here’s the original album version, which is vibrant, atmospheric, and crackling with energy.
Here’s the acoustic version, which he turns into a plaintive plea for equality and solidarity.
Steve took to Facebook to thank fans for joining him on his journey:
Thank you to everyone who has supported my work in any way these last (almost) 2 and a half years. It means more to me than I can express.
I am grateful for not only all the enriching experiences your support has brought me, but also for the challenges I have grown from. I am the person I am today because of those experiences and those challenges, and (though I have not always been able to say this honestly) I am at a point where I know I would not have it any other way. Because what choice do we have anyways?
Among many other things, in these last two years I’ve learned that life moves fast, and as my very wise Grandma Kay has said since I was little, it’s so important to “be flexible.” Things probably will never turn out exactly as you expect them to (they haven’t for me), but that is okay. Accept your past as it is, learn from it, and move on.
Forgiving those that have wronged you (including, and possibly most importantly, yourself) does not mean you have to forget.
Most importantly, learn to stop anticipating a “point of arrival.” This expectation will only lead to disappointment. Keep moving and loving and dreaming. Look forward more than behind you, but be present wherever you are on your journey more often than not
A few days ago we posted pics of Steve keeping his promise to accompany Sgt. Tanner White to the Marine Cops Ball, and Steve has released a couple more shots.
Hopefully he got fed.
What a beautiful Veterans Day we are having here in Wilmington, North Carolina. After breakfast, we toured the USS North Carolina for a few hours. Amazing to see and learn about the conditions and technology our servicemen from WWII worked with. We have quite a legacy of brave military men and woman in this country. How lucky we Americans are to be alive today! Thank you to all of our fearless veterans! #VeteransDay #MilitaryBall