John Grant: GMF

From Vondelpark's debut album to the end of Kris Kross, our look at music this week

In a style that is one part Antony Hegarty and one part Jack Black, American musician John Grant smoothly tackles hard-hitting issues like addiction, sexuality and living with HIV. The Reykjavik-based singer’s droll ruminations recently amused crowds at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge, where he performed tracks from his upcoming sophomore album Pale Green Ghosts. For a hint at what to expect from an album recorded with Gus Gus frontman Birgir Þórarinsson and featuring backup vocals by Sinead O’Connor, have a listen to the single “GMF” (Greatest Mother Fucker) now streaming on Spotify.