Jared Grabb has been recording music for twenty years, and has just released his sixth album ‘Domain.’ ‘Domain’ was recorded at home during height of the pandemic and with a news cycle that went beyond just the disease and the toll of hospitalizations and deaths to encompass a polarized world where leaders apparently endorsed racism and misogyny and the consequences were played out in a grizzly cycle of events. Like the pandemic wasn’t bad enough.
‘Stroll’ has a Bradburyesque pedestrian going “for a stroll. Let’s watch that sun set ‘cause there’s nowhere to go,” but finding that there’s no escaping the world “walk past the graves, when we hear fireworks. Or, maybe it’s a gun.” It’s uneasy and has no simple answers – and admits that avoidance is the unhelpful but very human reaction.