John Grant: “I was horribly embarrassed about who I was”

John Grant reveals the impact Midlake had on his mental well-being in the new issue of Uncut, dated January 2014 and out now.

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John Grant reveals the impact Midlake had on his mental well-being in the new issue of Uncut, dated January 2014 and out now.

The solo artist and former Czars frontman explains that he believes he never really fulfilled his potential until he worked with the Texan group on what became 2010’s Queen Of Denmark.

“I was horribly embarrassed about who I was,” Grant says. “But then Midlake gave me this push that I needed.

“And I always knew that I had it in me. I was the person that I wanted to be. I just couldn’t access him.”

Grant takes us through his entire back catalogue in the issue, recalling turbulent days with The Czars, his love of the Cocteau Twins and duetting with hero Sinéad O’Connor.

The new issue of Uncut, dated January 2014, is out now.


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