Friday, January 8, 2016

Dear BuzzFeed: Cover Steve Grand's MUSIC

Today, I found out via a retweet by singer/songwriter Steve Grand, that he did get something of BuzzFeed love. However, it was for a newsletter feature called "Dude a Day". -_- It's essentially BuzzFeed playing off of the "thirst trap"/beefcake appeal of internet related content.



Credit to Twitter user @_NickMiranda for the images seen here.

Apart from acknowledging Grand's newfound sobriety, there's one huge problem with this particular bit of BuzzFeed "support". That being, it once again is NOT about his music; which leads me to say this...

DEAR BUZZFEED: COVER STEVE GRAND FOR HIS MUSIC.

You've done it maybe 3 times before...in 2013...when his video for "All American Boy" debuted; receipts below...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/meet-steve-grand-who-might-be-the-first-ever-gay-male-countr#.xs3ONk39

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/the-story-behind-gay-singer-steve-grands-all-american-boy#.scbOEbGW

http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/best-music-videos-2013#.dqKX4eYz


Granted, you managed to find time between "listicles" to cover him in 2015...when a Marine asked him to the Marine Corps Ball...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/all-american-couple

http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/cutest-couple-at-the-ball#.qhN5GREn

This is not a slant at Sgt. Tanner White. This is a slant to BuzzFeed in choosing what to cover about a singer THEY had a hand in making a viral star! So BuzzFeed, if you want to know what he's been doing since 2013 [but don't feel like putting in effort], let me user MrSwearword, save you effort and present this video he made recapping his year...





BETTER YET, why don't I present a cover of a Mariah Carey song he made, edited vocals for and shot a video for in a matter of 4. DAYS...




He put this video out TWO WEEKS AGO and as of this day of writing has amassed 620,831 views...TWO WEEKS AGO...DURING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE...when people pretend to have lives and aren't online that much!

BuzzFeed is not the only media outlet that owes Steve Grand coverage for his music. I have ranted about this REPEATEDLY...


ESSENTIALLY, all I ask/rant/DEMAND by now from BuzzFeed especially is that Grand get coverage for his music. Here's a sample of what to look forward to this month:

- the release of the Dave Audé (yes, you read that name right) remix of his song "We Are the Night"

- the release of the music video for "We Are the Night" which is more than likely going to close out the All American Boy era.

Don't wait until his second album to give him just due.

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