Author’s Note: Andy Grammar just released a new album this year. Yesterday actually. Ironically, I was prepping for this review and was doing research and found out that his new album was coming out and couldn’t help but laugh at behind I am on music reviews but either way, I will be reviewing both albums. If you came here looking for a Naive review, you’ve happened on the wrong page. Thanks anyway for visiting. Always Espresso Yourself, Chelsea
The first time I saw Andy Grammar perform he came right into the audience and made his way to my section of the crowd and stood about twenty feet away from me. Instantly, I was in awe of Andy Grammar’s humility. Not only was a he this crazy talented musician but he was still just a humble guy from Chester, NY.
He was discovered by manager Ben Singer in 2009 while performing as a street busker in Santa Monica. Hi second album ‘Magazines and Novels’ was his most successful work to date with the Billboard Hot 100 single “Honey, I’m Good.”
The song debuted at #9 and certified triple platinum and the album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Hot 200.
On December 1, 2017 Grammar released his third studio album, The Good Parts, which also happens to be his most autobiographical work to date.
Song by Song Review
Smoke Clears: An electro-pop track about a health scare Grammar faced where he fainted in the shower but with an overall theme of sticking with someone through the highs and lows of this life.
Freeze: Almost like Grammar’s ode to “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, a track about wanting to stay in the perfect moments with the one you love.
The Good Parts: The title track about someone who wants to hear your entire story. They want to see the ugly, the scars, the losses, and the pain.
Spaceship: A song Grammar wrote for his born daughter Louie.
Fresh Eyes: A song about knowing someone for years and being surprised by learning something new about them or how they do something. It is inspired by a night he was at dinner with his wife and they were with two friends who never met her. In them meeting them, he saw her with fresh eyes and fell deeper in love with her.
85: A catchy pop song about losing your soul to chasing after money and material wealth then waking up at 85 and say, “Whoa, no, I think I missed it, I was chasing money.”
Always: A ballad like slow jam Grammar wrote for his daughter when she was first born.
Workin’ On It: A motivating upbeat song highlighting how we are all trying to make our dreams come true but we have our vices and ugly parts.
Grown Ass Man Child: A pop song with a ridiculous bass drop (created by producer Oak “Sorry Not Sorry” Demi Lovato) about being more mature but still not afraid to get wild.
This Ain’t Love: A song about the shallowness of watered down love or casual hook-ups.
Civil War: A song addressed to God, perplexing the struggle of good and bad in all of us.
Grow: My favorite song on this album because of it’s upbeat musicality and inspirational lyrics about growth.
Give Love [ft. Lunchmoney Lewis]: The lead single off this album with a jazz pop feel with soulful lyrics about spreading love wherever you go.
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