Grant Boyer Shares His Theory Of De-Evolution

The Ontario rocker takes on our tech-fueled brain drain with his powerful new single.

Grant Boyer angrily watches society break down into tech-addicted zombies with his hard-hitting new single and video De-Evolution — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

With its creeping-menace hook, the gritty track reflects what Boyer calls “the general sense of unease that we crave” amid “online arguments [that] go nowhere.” It was originally intended to be acoustic, until the addition of brain-crunching riffs, scraping rhythm, and a jolting solo gave the track a powerful new edge.

In De-Evolution, the unease Boyer mentions comes to roaring life: a world careening toward everywhere and nowhere, propelled by apathy, ignorance, and the constant presence of social media on our smarter and smarter phones. When the lyric’s focus switches from me and my to you and your, Boyer implies that no one’s really safe. So, how do we fight back?

“We’re not trying to change the world,” he asserts, “but if we can make you think for just a sec, maybe that’s OK.”

Boyer is a founding member of Canadian hard rockers Golden Gate Graves, who released five albums over the 2010s and shared stages with major bands such as April Wine, USS, Big Wreck and Trooper. As a genre-blending solo act, he’s toured Canada with Honeymoon Suite, The Sheepdogs and others, including members of the Trailer Park Boys.

Watch De-Evolution above, hear more from Grant Boyer below, and keep up with him at this website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.