Jason Lytle: “There will be a second new Grandaddy album”

The songwriter reveals that he signed a two-album deal in the new Uncut

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Grandaddy will release another new album after 2017’s upcoming Last Place, Jason Lytle tells Uncut in the new issue, dated March 2017 and out now.

The songwriter has revealed that he signed a two-album deal with Danger Mouse‘s 30th Century Records, meaning that a follow-up to the band’s first album in 11 years is almost guaranteed.

“I know for a fact there’ll be another Grandaddy LP,” he laughs, “’cos I signed a two-album deal! But the next one will be looser [than Last Place].”

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Elsewhere in the feature – in which Lytle takes Uncut through nine of the finest albums he’s worked on as Grandaddy and solo – the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist explains how he made the group’s new album, released on March 3.

“I hope Grandaddy fans like [Last Place],” he says, “as it really is a lot about them, even more so than it is about me… I just have a better ability of knowing what Grandaddy is, myself, now from a distance. It’s so part of me. I was so inspired by the fans and the people that have made it very clear over the years how dedicated they are to the music.

“A certain amount of time needed to go by [before I returned to Grandaddy]. I spent a lot of time and care in trying to make it resemble a Grandaddy record. Once I brought all those [Grandaddy] ingredients together, they ended up showing me the way. I was going that extra mile making sure that whatever weird sounds there were sat pretty well, and it not be like, ‘Oh, there’s another wacky Grandaddy sound!’”

The March 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on The 101 Weirdest Albums Of All Time. Elsewhere in the issue, Ryan Adams tells us about his new album, Greg Lake (in one of his last interviews) remembers Emerson Lake & Palmer, and our free CD collects great new tracks from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Duke Garwood, The Necks and more. The issue also features Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle on his best recorded work. Plus Michael Chapman, Buzzcocks, Rick Parfitt, Paul Weller & Robert Wyatt, John Waters, St Paul & The Broken Bones, Tinariwen, Dirty Projectors, Cream, Lift To Experience, New Order and more, plus 131 reviews

 

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