Grant Boyer Sounds Album Bells, Vows He’s Never Drinking Again

The Can-rocker recounts the morning after the night before on his latest single.

Grant Boyer captures all the joys of a pounding hangover on his latest single Alarm Bells (Never Drinking Again) — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Inspired by ’90s bands like Nirvana and Weezer (and infused with the fun, kitschy brattiness of Wheatus and Ugly Kid Joe), Alarm Bells is a wild romp through the morning after the night before: “My head is pounding and I woke up on the floor / Alarm bells are sounding and my landlord’s at the door / Drank all the rent again / Drunk dialed my girlfriend / Now she’s not my girlfriend anymore.”

“I just wanted to make a fun and relatable song that hopefully makes people laugh,” Boyer says. “I think most people can relate to the struggle to not drink anymore.”

The corresponding video, produced by Sam Samiak, depicts a crazy group of hard-partying friends drinking straight from the bottle and even the bong before passing out in a heap on the floor. The video cuts back and forth between the party and the band playing.

The track also includes a mournful, wailing guitar solo that seems express the same sentiment repeated over and over in the chorus. “It was fun trying to make a guitar sound drunk,” Boyer confesses.

Boyer is a founding member of Canadian rock group Golden Gate Graves. During their time, the band released a significant catalog of music, toured coast to coast, and shared the stage with Big Wreck, The Tea Party, Mother Mother, USS, April Wine and Trooper, among others. After five full-length records, the group disbanded in 2018.

As a solo artist, Boyer has shared stages with Honeymoon Suite, Hollerado and Moist, and performed on multiple legs of Canadian tours with members of Trailer Park Boys. Between 2018 to 2020, he took some needed downtime and built a small family in the process, yet never stopped writing music. His current releases fall under the category of edgy alt-rock with a dash of humour. Don’t call it Dad Rock.

Watch the video for Alarm Bells (Never Drinking Again) above, sample more music from Grant Boyer below, and say cheers at his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.