Grandaddy have unveiled “Evermore,” another new track off their upcoming Last Place, the Modesto, California alt-rockers first LP in 11 years.
Like its Last Place predecessor “Way We Won’t,” “Evermore” chugs along on an ascending synth melody as frontman Jason Lytle pairs the electronic elements of the music with earthier lyrics about trees dying on the side of a freeway.
“I have no idea what the song is about,” Lytle admitted of “Evermore” in an interview with NPR. “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.”
Lytle also explained how the driving synths that power the song date back to childhood memories.
“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,” he says. “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.”
Last Place is due out March 3rd via Brian “Danger Mouse”Burton’s 30th Century Records.