Grandaddy releases “Watercooler”

Music news

We can now hear the first song of his new facet.

It has recently been revealed that the band from California is going to release their next album, Blu Wav, next February 16th via Dangerbird Records. Additionally, it is now available “Watercooler”, the first single.

Jason Lytle, a prolific storyteller who draws inspiration from the overwhelming beauty of nature and the mundane moments that unleash life’s most intense memories. Introducing pedal steel guitar to the band’s repertoire for the first time, the lively first single “Watercooler” comments on the dichotomy of both. He was inspired by his own outdoor rocker lifestyle (in both senses of the word) while his partner had an office job.

Most of my relationships have been with women who worked in offices. This song is about the end of one, or perhaps a few of those relationships. Listeners will also notice the pedal steel guitar on this track and eventually many others on the upcoming new album. “This is a first for Grandaddy, and I couldn’t be more excited about it,” Lyttle explains in a press release.

The song has everything to become the favorite of those who love waltzes and calm and tender melodies because it mixes elements of country without leaving aside the band’s indie touch. The video is also a true visual gem because it is as if we were truly watching a music video from the 80s due to the style of the camera, the visual effects, the subtitles it uses and all this accompanied by the melodies of granddaddy. Give it a chance and let yourself be captivated by the new facet that the band has to demonstrate.

Georgia Euphoric

Previous post


Written by

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is a dedicated writer and key contributor to the WECB website, Emerson College's student-run radio station. Passionate about music, radio communication, and journalism, Christopher pursues his craft with a blend of meticulous research and creative flair. His writings on the site cover an array of subjects, from music reviews and artist interviews to event updates and industry news. As an active member of the Emerson College community, Christopher is not only a writer but also an advocate for student involvement, using his work to foster increased engagement and enthusiasm within the school's radio and broadcasting culture. Through his consistent and high-quality outputs, Christopher Johnson helps shape the voice and identity of WECB, truly embodying its motto of being an inclusive, diverse, and enthusiastic music community.