I've been waiting to do this post for years. Not about this song, because it's brand spanking new. But about my nephew Teddy Grossman. Teddy has been a musician for years, but, after a whole lot of pondering and adult-working and writing and a pandemic and moving and more, Teddy has finally decided it's time for his music to be out there in the world.
We've had hints of Teddy's talents and charms for years. His group Great Divide (circa ten years ago) had some nice, bluesy tunes. And then a couple of years ago, Teddy's superb song called "What I Owe" was featured in a documentary about the Eagles' Super Bowl season called "Maybe Next Year." But now Teddy is ready to meet his singer-songwriter destiny. His debut album is scheduled for release on March 11. Hallelujah!
Six singles from the new record have already been released, included the folky/Americana-y "What I Owe," which is a remarkable song. But the new one that was released today is oh-so-fine. "Giving Up" is a bluesy tune with a whole lot of soul—which, as it turns out, is pretty much who Teddy is as a singer-songwriter. His Van Morrison-esque voice, combined with the elegant keys, steady percussion, thumping bass, sweet sax, and exquisite backup singers, make for a song that will have you dancing, thinking, and wanting to play it over and over again. And it will have you anxiously waiting for Teddy to book a date to tour in a city near you. Bravo, Teddy!
So, here it is: "Giving Up" by Teddy Grossman.