Rising RNB trio Your Grandparents announce debut album + share new single ‘Sunlight’
Today rising Los Angeles-based R&B/Hip Hop trio Your Grandparents – composed of vocalists DaCosta, Jean Carter, and producer ghettoblasterman – have announced today that their long-awaited full-length debut album, Thru My Window, will be released independently on July 16th via The Orchard, PRE-ORDER HERE.
Joining the announcement today is a cinematic visual for their smooth new single ‘Sunlight‘, written, directed and produced by Your Grandparents entirely. LISTEN + WATCH HERE.
Thru My Window is set to include previously released singles ‘Tomorrow‘ and ‘So Damn Fly‘, which earned high praise from the likes of The FADER, HYPEBEAST, Ones to Watch, UPROXX, Notion, Rated R&B, and more. The album nods to funk, soul, hip-hop, rock, and blues and the group wrote and produced it themselves. On the release of their upcoming debut album, Your Grandparents share, “Thru My Window is an alternative commentary on love in early adulthood. Illustrated through the joint perspective of Your Grandparents, the narrative portrays the origins of a budding relationship and its potential complexities.”
Los Angeles-based Your Grandparents make music that hints to the nostalgia of previous decades without feeling dated. The trio isn’t cemented to just one genre, either. The friends founded Your Grandparents, using the moniker as a nod to the elders who introduced them to classic artists and inspired their musical tastes, in 2014. Originally, the trio released rap music, but their work quickly grew to incorporate the various genres that have inspired their musicianship. When asked about the albums that have inspired them lately, the men rattle off a variety of projects including D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Erykah Badu’s Baduism, The Fugees’ The Score and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.
Fueled by a recent trip to Paris, ghettoblasterman says the group’s forthcoming debut album Thru My Window is about “the different types of loves that you can encounter.” Far away from their native Los Angeles and experiencing the romantic challenges that come with dating in your early 20s, the three experienced the emotional and musical clarity that allowed them to finish the project in months. It’s their quickest creative endeavor to date. Thru My Window is also the first project where the trio could utilise other musicians and live instrumentation, resulting in their strongest productions to date.
‘So Damn Fly‘, the project’s lead single, is anchored around a psychedelic bassline and electronic guitar licks. The video, directed and produced by Your Grandparents, further displays the 70s era that inspired the single. The video for ‘Tomorrow‘, a song about pursuing a love interest despite the uncertainty it involves, borrows from the Blaxploitation films popularised in the same decade. Your Grandparents utilised various recording techniques to get the desired effect for their genre-blending debut album. The group credits their cohesive sound to their years-long friendship, which began when they were each about 13 years old. “Our tastes have kind of combined into one. There’s not a lot of communication on the creation end that has to happen. We just fall into place,” ghettoblasterman says.
‘Sunlight‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.
THRU MY WINDOW
The debut album by Your Grandparents
So Damn Fly
Down the Road
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