Kane Brown wrote ‘Great’ after being in ‘a dark space’ during quarantine


Kane Brown has revealed some of the meaning of “Grand,” sharing that he wrote the song after being in a “dark space” during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here’s what we know about this 2022 single.

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Released in July 2022, “Grand” is a single included on Different Man. Showcasing a different style of music for Brown, this song details Brown feeling grateful after a particularly difficult time.

“The voices in my head made me want to break down,” laments Brown. “He weighed me down / He had me in a corner, he beat me but I’m fine now / True to what they say, if there’s a will, then there’s a way out / J took all my dreams, I took them because I’m awake now.

Upon reflection, Brown comes to the conclusion that his life is “great” despite not knowing his “purpose” at first. This is reflected in the repeated phrases throughout “Grand”, as well as the title of the song.

“Oh, isn’t life great? And I like a little whiskey in my hand,” Brown sings in the chorus. “Make it disappear then reappear / In fact, I never want this life to end / Until the end.”

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‘Grand’ talks about Kane Brown’s experience with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

As with most artists, Brown’s music career has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, suspending/postponing live performances for safety reasons. This artist revealed that “Grand” was written from the “dark space” Brown felt during quarantine.

“I was kind of like a dark space over 40 – not really knowing my purpose,” the artist said during an interview with Audacy. “We couldn’t tour or anything like that, so I was just sitting at home like everyone else was.”

Brown went on to say, “I started to realize that I have a beautiful family and this artist opportunity and all that and life is just ‘grand’.”

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Brown announced his US-based “Drunk or Dreaming” tour, starting in 2023. Ticket sales matched the release date of Different Man.

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Kane Brown has released the official YouTube clip for “Grand”

In addition to presenting this song at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, Brown released the official “Grand” music video. The production has been viewed over a million times, with fans sharing their appreciation for Brown’s success.

“This song is grand, and I didn’t expect him to make a song outside of his country genre,” one YouTube user wrote. “It’s definitely my new favorite song.”

“It’s just an absolute vibe! ‘The voices in my head, they made me want to break down. It weighed me down. Put me in a corner, got me beaten up, but I’m fine now,” another YouTuber wrote. “I absolutely felt that one… It’s simple but relatable and enough to change your perspective. Been in rehearsal!”

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