Andy Grammer has announced the title and release date of his sophomore disc: it'll be called Magazines or Novels, and it hits stores August 5.
Explaining the disc's unusual title, Andy says, "While I was writing this album I kept seeing magazine and newspaper stands with their constantly changing covers and headlines and thinking how they come and go so fast. I had to write about 100 songs to get 13 [that] I felt had something grounded and timeless about it."
"I don't know if I achieved my goal, but I hope I was able to create songs that were timeless and not something that would come and go off the newsstands," he adds. "I hope this collection of songs can have the staying power in someone's life, like a favorite novel or book.”
Andy, who kicked off his summer headlining tour Tuesday night, has also debuted the video for the album's first single, "Back Home." The clip, which was shot in Salt Lake City, features footage of Andy riding in his tour bus, interspersed with shots of him performing to a crowd of 9,000, who are all throwing colored powder in the air. At the end of the clip, he throws himself into the arms of his brightly hued fans and starts crowd-surfing, getting covered in powder himself.
“‘Back Home’ has that massive group vocal in the chorus,” Andy tells Billboard. "This video needed to feel enormous. The capacity crowd singing amidst a ‘colorsplosion’ was exactly what it called for.”
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