John Grant: Love in a hostile world

Days after Orlando, Grant discusses his heartbreak – and the perks of being a household name

19th June, 2016
Grant lived in fear because of his sexuality and battled addiction and anxiety

When John Grant lifts the phone for this interview, it’s a matter of days since the Orlando shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people in a gay nightclub in Florida.

Grant is many thousands of miles away, in London, soundchecking for a show later that evening, but the Michigan-born singer-songwriter has his home country and the horrific events of the past weekend on his mind.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Grant says, in his melodic baritone....

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