Andy Grammer released a new album, and here are the five best songs.
Singer/songwriter Andy Grammer came bursting onto the scene with his 2011 hit single, 'Keep Your Head Up.' The radio-centric jam reached number five on the Adult Pop Songs chart, and was followed up by a similarly successful single, 'Fine By Me.' Grammer's sophomore record, Magazines or Novels, dropped this week, and you can bet that he'll be looking to keep the hits coming - but are the songs good enough to make some noise?
Andy Grammer released his new album on August 5
Magazines or Novels, released on August 5, follows on the same path that Grammer's self-titled debut did. Filled with hook heavy twists and turns, the new record holds a steady balance between summer anthems and somber ambiance. Its got a certain sense of consistency that's hard pressed to find in the industry today - especially from an artist coming off a record that did well commercially. Although Grammer was certainly in a position to phone in a mainstream sounding album just for the purpose of scoring big again, the tracks instead have a certain sense of flare to them that's far from just a flash in the pan. Grammer is set to head out on tour this fall with O.A.R. to support the new album, and if you're planning on checking out a date, it's probably a good idea to know some of the best songs from the album that may very well be included in the setlist.
After Grammer's last two radio hits, you know the pressure was for Magazines or Novels' first single. 'Back Home,' which debuted back in March, was the first taste we got from album number two, and it definitely lived up to expectations. Channeling his inner Phillip Phillips on this Adult Pop track, Grammer gives one of his best vocal performances to date in this feel-good, sing along track.
'Honey, I'm Good.'
Arguably the best song on Magazines or Novels, it's also one of the quirkiest. A country twang with hand claps galore, 'Honey, I'm Good.' has an incredibly infectious chorus that's hard to get out of your head. It's also the album opener, and not only does it act as an appropriate future single, it's also the first proof that the rest of the record is going to be as strong as this song is.
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