Grenadeers – Stranglehold (digital single)
Stranglehold is the second single from the upcoming EP by dutch alternative rockband Grenadeers. The song deals with the familiar story of not fitting in, being casted out, trying to serve an environment that doesn’t serve you.
The band draws on first hand experience, as frontman Siep van Rijswijk was a highschool dropout and had troubles to find his way within the educational system. Eventually he found a safe harbour in music, and the song reflects the feeling of empowerment this brought about.
‘Stranglehold’ poses critique on how society deals with eccentric people: they’re perceived as an inconvenient disruption within the general course of affairs. But most of all, Stranglehold is a song for all the misfits.