In an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, Trombone Shorty explains why his newest album, Parking Lot Symphony, is different and what touring with the notoriously rambunctious Red Hot Chili Peppers is really like.
"I saw some videos before we went on the road — I thought they'd do some crazy stuff so I could try and steal those antics from them," joked Trombone Shorty about touring with the Chili Peppers.
Pop singer/songwriter and actress Noah Cyrus shares insight into the song "Better Me" from her forthcoming album, NC-17. Originally written by her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, the song was re-written by Noah Cyrus and Dan Wilson to reflect a female perspective on the same subject.
"The song is about pushing pride aside, and being like, 'Alright, I see where I can change myself in this,'" Cyrus explains.
In an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, GRAMMY winners Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying of Superfruit hint at some details for the second part of their two-EP collection, Future Friends, which will be released Sept. 15.
"For the second [part] the production gets a little weirder and there's a little bit more of an emotional moment on it," says Hoying. "There's a song in particular I'm obsessed with from Part Two called 'Fantasy' and I think it's probably my favorite of every song we've ever done."
In an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, Bebe Rexha opens up about the personal inspiration behind "I Got You," a track from her EP, All Your Fault: Pt. 1.
"You meet somebody new and you're kinda trying to dance with them but you can't seem to get the right step in," said Rexha. "You just meet them and you think they're awesome, but they kind of have their wall up, and you have your wall up and you just can't seem to get on the same wavelength. And I think that's where I was, and I was just in the recording booth and I felt kind of stuck in this relationship.'"
Seattle-based electronic production duo Odesza sat down with the Recording Academy to reveal how their production process has grown and changed from their critically acclaimed 2014 release, In Return, to their forthcoming LP. A Moment Apart.
"There's a little more orchestral feel to the album, and a lot more depth to our sound," Clayton Knight explains.
In our exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, GRAMMY winner John Legend talks about growing into his fifth studio album, Darkness And Light, including an impressive list of collaborators such as Julia Michaels, Miguel, and Blake Mills.
"Well, I think part of it was just me growing up as a person because the more you know yourself and know what you want in life, I think you have a better idea what you want to talk about in your music," said Legend. "I think that is what helped me mature as a songwriter, and also collaborating with really talented, soulful people throughout the process."
In an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, Selena Gomez takes us through her "Fetish" collaboration with Gucci Mane, plus the song's remix by Galantis and why remixes are so important.
"[Gucci Mane and I] FaceTimed in Miami [and] I asked if I could send him a few songs," said Gomez. "I sent him three songs and he immediately gravitated towards 'Fetish.'"
In this exclusive interview with electro-pop group Sylvan Esso, the duo takes us inside the writing of their single, "Die Young," from their sophomore album, What Now.
"I'd really been wanting to write a straight up love song, but I believe that love in modern songwriting has been kind of dragged through the dirt," vocalist Amelia Meath says. "Everyone wants to write about love, and it's sort of been equated to everything. So I spent a lot of time thinking of how to write a love song in a new way, or how to express something new."
In this exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, we pay August Burns Red a visit on set for their new music video for "Invisible Enemy" from their forthcoming album, Phantom Anthem, due out Oct. 6. The band talks about the inspiration behind the song and video, what fans can expect from their new album, the challenges of life on the road, and the honor of being nominated for a GRAMMY Award.