Last fall, Grandaddy announced that they were releasing their first new album since breaking up in 2006. Last Place is due out at the beginning of March, and we’ve already heard “Way We Won’t” and “A Lost Machine” from it, and today the reunited band have shared a pulsating new track called “Evermore.” Here’s what Jason Lytle had to say about the track to NPR:
From an early age, way before I ever dreamt of writing a song, I became fascinated by the idea of making a tune that revolves around a constant sound. My first memory of this was being a kid and trying to watch cartoons or Sesame Street or whatever while my mom was vacuuming in the room. Ever the restless multi-tasker, I would hum songs and come up with melodies that revolved around the sound of the vacuum while impatiently waiting for her to finish her noisy chore. I continued doing this with other appliances, motors, or things that made noise throughout the years. Eventually it found its way into my own compositions. The repeating synth sequence here was a good excuse to try and build a song around repetition.
[…] I have no idea what the song is about. But I really like the imagery of sad dirty trees that live by the freeway and throwing stuff out of commercial airliners. Also the line ‘When remembering is what forgetting’s for.’ It’s kinda high-school-corny poetry, but I still like it a lot.