Honey, He’s Good: Andy Grammer On Performing With Taylor Swift & Busking For Baldwin
It’s good to be alive when you’re Andy Grammer…
LA native Andy Grammer is no newbie to the music scene, however this summer has certainly seen his fan base explode internationally, thanks to a certain appearance on Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour.
As it happens, the two are pretty good mates, but we’ll let Andy explain it all.
MTV UK: You recently performed 'Honey I'm Good' on stage with Taylor Swift. What was the craziest thing about the whole experience?
Andy Grammer: Just the sheer size of it all; 60,000 people singing along is a pretty incredible experience.
MTV UK: Has Taylor given you any advice or vice versa?
Andy: Not like sit me down, "this is what you gotta do," advice. I think just having been able to perform with her and be her friend for a while, and watching her be so gracious at the top, has been the best wisdom I've gotten from her.
MTV UK: The video for 'Honey, I'm Good' has had over 44million YouTube views, but where did the concept of using real-life couples come from? Do you think that's part of what's made it such a watched and loved video?
Andy: ‘Honey, I'm Good’ is a song about temptation, and we wanted to show what is possible if you can beat it. Having all these real life couples show how long they have been able to stay together is some pretty heartwarming stuff. It makes you happy to see that so many people are staying together for so long.
MTV UK: If our readers are fans of the track, what song from your album Magazines Or Novels should they hit next?
Andy: I would say ‘Holding Out’. On this album I really went super honest and I think that's what I'm most proud of. ‘Holding Out’ is another uncomfortably honest song. It's been getting a crazy reaction live.
MTV UK: We heard Alec Baldwin gave you $100 back in your busking days – are there any other weird/unexpected busking experiences you can tell us about?
Andy: What's so cool is that it was a tourist destination, so people from all around the country and the world would walk by, and pick up a CD. I was performing in Australia last year and a girl came with my CD from the street. It's crazy.
MTV UK: You've been on headlining tours and support tours, and played festivals, but where is your favourite place in the world to perform?
Andy: Honestly, the place is almost irrelevant to the people. Anywhere in the world is a great gig if the people are pumped to hear some music.
MTV UK: We love how connected you are to your fans through Twitter and Instagram – why is this so important to you?
Andy: There has never been a time like this in history where you can be so connected to your fans. It would be stupid not to use it all the time.
MTV UK: What's next for you, especially here in the UK, where we want more Andy Grammer?!
Andy: The rest of this year is lining up nicely. I'm putting out a new single soon and then I have a couple more surprises I can't talk about, but good things coming!