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"The closing track, "Sweet Addiction", is a nine-plus minute statement anchored by strong acoustic guitar and colored tastefully by Grant's band. This song is an ambitious attempt on Grant's part to fuse his passions for rock and pop music with personal songwriting into a greater, almost symphonic, whole. It is a wonderful conclusion to a stunning debut."


Emerging Indie Bands

"Vince Grant's willingness to prevail over his depression is proved by the time and effort he has put in to each track on his album. In his words, “I write songs to cope. I’d like to say I write songs to heal, but that may be asking too much.“. This is why he produces such amazing songs. Although he’s writing to cope, his music has a feel not many artists can emulate."

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"A true blood, sweat and tears project, My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me is an astounding and emotional overwhelming musical experience, and the best EP of the year so far."

Brutal Resonance

"He may not know it or care, but Vince Grant's debut EP is a very noble and brave release. The title could not be more in-your-face: "My Depression is Always Trying to Kill Me". This title is not only self-explanatory, but shockingly honest. In just five songs, this EP, released in February, takes the listener on a journey through the trials or suffering with a mental illness with, dare I say it, brutal resonance for anyone who has been through a similar issue."

Verbal Slaps

"There are few men that would ever dare to speak about their battles with depression, and even fewer still that would put those emotions into musical form. But Vince Grant has just released a debut EP that tackles the condition head-on. My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me offers five tracks that not only provide the lyrical content that connects with listeners through its poignancy, but also uplifts with the inspiration through the journey of mental illness."


Weekly Indie Music Podcast

"One thing you can say about Vince Grant is that he isn’t afraid to face his demons. Or, at least, if he is afraid, he’s an artist who embraces that fear, and in doing so imbues his music with a very distinctive tone. Once a Venice Beach busker and drug addict, now a reformed man on the road to recovery, as time goes on Grant may well prove to be more than simply a songwriter - he may actually be a comfort to others suffering from his affliction."


"Vince Grant has been all over the country, playing music and running from his mental illness. With a debut EP name like My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me, it’s no wonder he was running scared. Now with the release of possibly one of the more achingly personal albums ever, here’s hoping Grant is able to stand still and if not fully heal, at least to cope."

The Music News Site

"Vince Grant’s debut EP, My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me, is about as raw and real one can get on an album. Possibly the most personal album ever written, Vince Grant has used his songwriting process as a therapeutic tool to cope with his struggle with mental illness, and through his bravery in releasing the album, the rest of us get to share in that painful but beautiful process of catharsis and self-healing."


Collective Lifestyle

“I am so grateful for people like Vincent—people who speak honestly about issues many are not fully aware of as they should be, and being the person bold enough to address it head on.  I applaud his ability to use his pain as a catalyst to not only create art, but speak to others who have endured similar situations.  This guy is going places and he will take you with him with the music he makes.”

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"Vince Grant’s new EP, ‘My Depression Is Always Trying To Kill Me’ is one of the most emotional, personal records I’ve ever reviewed. On almost all counts, it succeeds in its endeavors and it’s a gorgeous experience. Grant puts it all out on the table on this EP, and that in itself is very admirable. Check the album out; it’s a winner."


"Vince Grant’s story and struggle is definitely not unique to just him – which is probably what makes his new five-song EP that much more important In an age where mental illness is finally coming to the forefront of our collective consciousness – as a genuine affliction – Grant’s album creates another window into which someone can understand the battles some people have to face every day of their lives."

The Heartbeat Life


“My Depression is Always Trying to Kill Me” is full of deeply personal songs where Grant opens his chest and reveals his beating heart. Ironically, the EP is not depressing, but rather it’s uplifting and dare I say, inspirational?  The EP will send a shiver up your spine as Grant croons his way through five songs and leaves you wanting more."

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102.7 WSNR

"We have another great band we are adding to our rotation on 102.7 called Vince Grant. A great artist. He will also be spotlighted this Saturday Night on our show "THE MIDNIGHT HOUR" this week."

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Identify: LA

"Edge of the World" is a single that feels like the heart and soul of the album and its meaning. Lyrics such as: "I'm sorry for all of my transgressions and i'm sorry for my careless ways. i'm sorry for all my selfishness, and i'm sorry for my anger too." He continues, "At the edge of the world - standing. At the edge of the world- all alone". Overcoming the inner struggles and battles, this single seems to pay homage and own up to past mistakes."

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"Los Angeles based vocalist Vince Grant is a musical gem. Struggling with a mental illness of depression, he finds the beauty in music as his cure. And isn't that what music is supposed to do? If you’re into artists like REM and Manic Street Preachers, you’ll definitely enjoy his acoustic tunes that are just as peaceful as the ocean. They're triumphant and quite euphoric to say the least, radiating the raw emotion Grant feels so deeply."

Obscure Sound

"The album is certainly a pleasure to listen to, starting with the sweeping “Oceans II” – aptly titled for the aquatic-like longing synth pad and shimmering guitars. The twangy “Melancholia” is also a very memorable opener, leading toward an anthemic chorus reminiscent of Matthew Good’s electrifying alt-rock theatrics."


Turnstyled Junkpiled

"With an EP entitled My Depression is Always Trying To Kill Me, one might think Venice beach busker-cum recording artist Vince Grant was being entirely transparent. However, the beauty in Grant’s music lies within a way of inhabiting Tim Buckley or Skip Spence, and in these elegiac and elegiac epic tragedies Grant makes some sense of simply spitting out it."

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One On One Music

"Vince Grant attempts to connect with the world around him, reaching out to the ones that might also be struggling with the pain that depression can bring. Remember, this is a disease that many feelashamed of having, and so they suffer in their silence and loneliness, and it is true artists like Vince Grant who shine a light over the darkness by placing their own darkness on display. Vince‘s new EP is a powerful and thought-provoking of songs by a genuinely talented musician and songwriter, and one that we can’t recommend highly enough."

Jaded Culture


"My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me is an EP filled with great music, deep musings, and of course the one thing that matters most, hope. For many this is going to become a soundtrack to their lives, for others it might be too tough a pill to swallow, but this EP is a gem of an album, and it would be a true waste to pass it up."

Vents Magazine


Pure Grain Audio

"Vince Grant is a singer-songwriter who, with his heart-warming acoustic rock, is shedding some light on depression, a major illness in the United Sates with some 12 million annual reports of episodes of anxiety and/or depression. Armed with his guitar and voice, Grant's song "Oceans II" - for which we're hosting this free download - is just one example of how this musician is helping to shine light on the shadows of depression."

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