Grand Splendid

Grand Splendid

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
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Grand Splendid is an indie rock band from Montreal, with upfront electric guitars sounds and soothing vocal melodies.

Biography

Rock band Grand Splendid hail from Montreal and are excited to be on the local indie scene. Their upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies are attracting the attention of indie music lovers. 

They recently released their first EP Numbers, which was engineered by Maxime Audet-Halde (Doba Caracol) and mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, The Stills, Sam Roberts). In the studio, the band's musical exploration went beyond their guitar-driven sound, adding new textures with vintage keyboards, a pump organ and layered vocal harmonies.

Their singles, Hopeless and Energy, have aired on several indie radio stations across North America, Europe and Asia. 

They also received support from UK rockers The Joy Formidable, who selected Grand Splendid as the featured artist on one of their sporadic podcasts.

The buzz around the release of Grand Splendid's first EP landed them invitations to play at the NXNE and Canadian Music Week festivals in Toronto. They will continue presenting Numbers throughout the year with shows in Quebec and Ontario.


Lyrics

Energy

Written By: Julian Buchbinder

You came as something new
that I didn't expect
I acted like I knew
the cause and the effect
I always felt at ease
since you were with me there
Your presence was a breeze
that brought a better air

You smile like every phrase
could only make you laugh
you light up every space
you complete the other half
I wonder what it takes
to keep you by my side
I learned from my mistakes
I put them all aside

The energy between us
The energy between us
is bigger than ourselves
is bigger than ourselves

You came as something new
that I didn't expect
I acted like I knew
the cause and the effect
I always felt at ease
since you were with me there
Your presence was a breeze
that brought a better air

The energy between us
The energy between us
is bigger than ourselves
is bigger than ourselves

The energy between us
The energy between us
is bigger than ourselves
is bigger than ourselves

Hopeless

Written By: Julian Buchbinder

You're hurting
You lost your soul
Something always stands in your way
It's over
You can't let go
You're carrying all the weight of the world

But after all
Not everything's lost
There's an escape
after the fall

And if you try
I will try with you
And if you fail
I will be there too
And if there's something
that you want to do
then try it all
until it's true

You're hopeless
If there's some hope
it's running like the sand through your hands
Your sorrow
is hard to stop
You're feeling it's the end of the world

But after all
Not everything's lost
There's an escape
after the fall

And if you try
I will try with you
And if you fail
I will be there too
And if there's something
that you want to do
then try it all
until it's true

This too shall pass
the sky will clear
and all the pain will disappear

Numbers

Written By: Julian Buchbinder

There's a point
when there is a line
that's so hard to cross
'cause it seems like a loss

You feel so close
and that makes it worse
since you're far away
just like night and day

It's all in the numbers
It's all in your hands
When you think it's all over
It's part of the plans

So let it go now

There are times
when it feels like a crime
that cannot be solved
and cannot be told

But there'll be times
when everything will rhyme
so effortlessly
as if it's meant to be

It's all in the numbers
It's all in your hands
When you think it's all over
It's part of the plans

So let it go now

How Do You Feel Now?

Written By: Julian Buchbinder

I feared that the time would come
one of these days
When fate would have to pick
just one of us

I always thought the demons
were in my head
But now they're taking over
my own hands

How do you feel now?
How do you feel now?
Is this against your will?
Do you feel how I feel?

And now here we are
under the same stars
Let's question everything
and forget all

If you think twice
it doesn't really make sense
to take somebody's life
in freedom's name

The powers that be
wanted us to be here
it's you or me now,
for them it's the same

How do you feel now?
How do you feel now?
Is this against your will?
Do you feel how I feel?
And now here we are
under the same stars
Let's question everything
and forget all

How do you feel now?

Last

Written By: Julian Buchbinder

Let´s take a picture of this
Don´t let the moment go now
I want to keep it as is
for as long as we can
I want to put all aside
I want to make it last
And the troubles that we had…

are hidden in a secret place
Now the sun begins to fade,
as we become a part of something
even warmer
The colours that we always knew
are again filling the room
and the whispers are now getting
even stronger

The moment makes us believe
that we care

Try to forget and forgive
Keep your feet off the ground
For a second of hope
try to think the other way 'round
What if we ever become
what we will never be
just for a moment
that stands still…
right here and before our eyes
where we are nowhere to be found
And suddenly the time is here and it's not leaving
We were not looking for this
but it came and we let it in
And we became a part of something
even stronger

The moment makes us believe
that we care

Discography

Numbers EP (2013)

Set List

Our set is based on our original songs.