Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Album: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • The title track of John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure album finds him addressing his depressed and health-compromised state. Grant revealed his HIV-positive status in 2012.
  • 'Grey tickles' is an Icelandic expression meaning "mid-life crisis," while "black pressure" is a literal translation of the Turkish for "nightmare." Grant told Mojo: "I just fell in love with those phrases. It worked perfectly for what I was doing."

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