Andy Grammer says he and Gavin DeGraw are on a “bromance of a tour.”
“I remember being a huge fan of ‘Chariot’ during the end of my first year in college,” he says. “I love that record. And I’m not just a big fan, we’re really good friends, too. Our bands are really tight; some of his band members played with me for a while, and vice versa.”
Following up on “Fine By Me” and “Keep Your Head Up,” the singer-songwriter’s 2014 sophomore album, “Magazines or Novels,” featured the triple-platinum, temptation-thwarting toe-tapper, “Honey, I’m Good.” Now Grammer, 32, is promoting “Fresh Eyes,” another effervescent feel-good single about finding new reasons to love the ones we love.
He called in from the bus between Nashville and Ohio to discuss his upcoming third album, his songwriting process and why he's cool with his love-positive lyrics.
How far along are you with the third album?
It’s definitely hard to say, but writing-wise, I’m in the third quarter. I like to write about 100 songs. I’m coming up around 75.
That’s a lot of songs. Is this your normal process?
I don’t know. I did it for my last album, and “Honey I’m Good” was the 101st song I wrote. So I guess I don’t want to stop just yet. [Laughs]