We want to immediately go into this one and let you in on this hit, “F.W.I.W.” by Mr. Grossman. Yup, Mr. Grossman is the name and don’t forget it…because we’re gonna quiz you. Just kidding!
Now, Mr.Grossman, we have to let you know that you’re already gonna have a hit on your hands because you’re partnering with Mr. Patrick Ames.
When we first started listening to this song, it was hitting us pretty hard because it was about the Jan 6th riots/insurrection. These two artists wanted to reflect and let people get the word out that this was a serious matter. That’s how they came upon this song and one of the darkest moments in U.S. history. Their melodies are really able to capture the spirit that day had and the effects it left over.
We love the fact that this song has a mix of progressive rock and jazz to it to give it the extra sound it needed to accentuate the feeling of this song.
As much opinion we have on this matter of F.W.I.W., we thought it would be appropriate to hear it from the artist himself and how he came about the song. Read below to see what Mr. Grossman had to say.
Let’s let Mr. Grossman tell you himself:
“The imagery came first – the dark signs, hidden threats to safety and against nature. Then realized this was coming from my ongoing concern about the rise of anti-liberal and overtly fascist movements. Musical elements came from decades of influences floating through – from 60’s era anthems like Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth, Gill Scott-Heron’s TRWNBT to Traffic in the 70’s, to today’s inspirations like Beck and Chelsea Wolfe. I had recently banked some home-grown percussion samples – sandpaper on concrete, and a suspended crowbar dropped onto said concrete – and these fit right into the feel of the track. I don’t always like the way my singing fits with my compositions, so I enticed Patrick to do lead vocals, and this lent the necessary darkness and grittiness!” – Mr. Grossman
Very, very powerful stuff from Mr. Grossman. We highly urge you to give this a listen and truly give it all your attention and come in with an open mind.
Check out Mr. Grossman featuring Patrick Ames, “F.W.I.W.”. Use the link below to listen for yourself.