We got a chance to talk with Andy about his inspiration, new music and touring. We had to ask, what does his wife think of him writing songs about her?
"She's cool, she likes a lot of them. A lot of time they're loosely related, you find something in your life that makes you feel and you kind of embellish on it," said Andy. "Sometimes it's a direct line, and then sometimes it's like an embellishment."
Check out the lyric video for "Crazy Beauitful" below!
Andy is the first male pop star, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio with his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me." The former is even certified Platinum. So what does it take to be a successful singer songwriter? He broke down his "Three Step Process" for us.
"Step one is songs that are great, step two is produce those and then step three is figure out a way to present those in a way that makes people lose their mind," said Andy. "I try my best to get them all right."
To create those "great songs," Andy says he is currently working on new music and fans can expect a new album sometime this year.
"I'm still writing a lot right now. To me it's just about, 'Is it great?' I'm not going to rush something out that I don't think is really incredible," said Andy. "I have a lot of stuff already that I think is really good, but I'm still trying to dig in and have a good time exploring."
Andy just got off a headlining tour, supported by Parachute and Andrew Ripp. We were lucky enough to attend a concert and were very impressed by his high energy performance and ability to engage the crowd. We asked him to describe one of his live shows for fans that have not been lucky enough to check one out, yet.
"I'll tell you what [my live show] is not, it's not a guy with a guitar or sitting at a piano just like quietly whispering cute singer-songwriter songs. I run around, I try to get everybody to freak out. I want to get them as loud as possible, I try to get everybody to jump around. You have to leave entertained," said Andy. "If you don't leave entertained, I did a really bad job."
The singer has been performing some new songs on tour that will be on his upcoming album, including one titled "Kamikaze."
"'Kamikaze' to me is about being okay to just break your heart over and over and over again. Anytime you go into uncharted territory, you're either amazing or you look so stupid, and when you go in to write songs you have to be okay to flail around and look like an idiot and just kind of go down swinging, and then you pick the ones that actually really connected and look good," said Andy. "So for me, I'm down for the fifty percent that look hilarious that I'm not going to share with anybody, with me just fully going for it."
For more on Andy Grammer, check out andygrammer.com.
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