ABE GROSSMAN – “SPEED OF THE NIGHT”
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Today, Minneapolis-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter Abe Grossman shares a heartfelt new song + video “Speed of the Night.” Inspired by iconic storytellers like Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, Grossman sheds some light on his own journey, addressing his dark past of drug addiction. Now, nine years sober, Grossman sings about a time when he would use drugs to mask his pain in “Speed of the Night.”
Sonically, the track is reminiscent of artists like The Wallflowers or Jakob Dylan in specific. Sullen acoustics give way to Grossman’s embattled lyrics that carry a subtle rasp. The gritty chorus cuts to the core. It’s dynamic and dark as Grossman confronts his demons head-on. The striking message of struggle is one that many can relate to – no matter what your addiction might be. The accompanying video is a representation of Grossman’s past. It shows a desperate couple living out a tense, drug-fueled encounter that takes the viewer on a rollercoaster of emotions.
“Like many songs, this one just came from inner or outer space,” says Grossman. “I have gone through a lot of darkness to find a light that I could carry in my life. Those experiences have given me the desire and perspective to help other people find their way. This song is about that journey. The video is a snapshot of my life at the end of my using. We shot the video in the same area where I was during that time. I was able to participate in directing it to tell my story.”
Release Date: March 12, 2021