Well the Grammy nominations came out this morning. While many music fans and critics will be left bickering across social media whether or not Beyoncé really deserves to be nominated for a Grammy in a rock category, this writer will be sitting back and listening to some tunes from fellow New Yorkers Highly Suspect, who earned their third Grammy nom in two years with the single, “My Name Is Human.”
The young hard rock trio made up of Johnny Stevens and twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyers have been nominated for Best Rock Song for the opening track off their 2016 sophomore LP, The Boy Who Died Wolf. This is the second time they’ve received a nomination in said category, as they were also up for the golden gramophone in 2016 for their single “Lydia” off their debut album, Mister Asylum. It should be noted that Mister Asylum also earned them nomination for Best Rock Album last year as well. Three Grammy noms in two years isn't bad when you factor in that they aren't even signed with a major label.
While having three Grammy nominations from your first two albums is certainly a notable recognition, especially with rock’s lack of attention it receives in the pop landscape these days, the band will have to beat out Metallica, David Bowie, Radiohead, and Twenty One Pilots if they’re to take home the gold this year.
Highly Suspect even performed “Lydia” at last year’s Grammy pre-telecast ceremony, which can be watched in the video below.