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Your Grandparents on the Inspiration Behind Thru My Window

The Los Angeles trio have released a dang smooth debut album and share some of the biggest influences behind the project.

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Rising Los Angeles trio Your Grandparents, composed of vocalists DaCosta, Jean Carter, and producer ghettoblasterman, have released their long-awaited full-length debut album, Thru My Window.

Speaking on the release of the project, Your Grandparents share, “Thru My Window is an alternative commentary on love in early adulthood. Illustrated through the joint perspective of Your Grandparents, the narrative portrays the origins of a budding relationship and its potential complexities.” Thru My Window includes previously released singles ‘Sunlight‘, ‘Tomorrow‘, and ‘So Damn Fly‘, which marked the group as one to watch on ACCLAIM’s radar.

Your Grandparents make music that hints to the nostalgia of previous decades without feeling dated. Nor is the trio cemented to just one genre, either. The three friends founded Your Grandparents, using the moniker as a nod to the elders who introduced them to classic artists and inspired their musical tastes, way back in 2014. Originally, the trio released rap music, but their work quickly grew to incorporate the various genres that have inspired their musicianship. When asked about the albums that have inspired them lately, Your Grandparents rattle off a variety of projects including D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Erykah Badu’s Baduism, The Fugees’ The Score and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. Today, Your Grandparents release music that nods to funk, soul, hip-hop, rock, blues and other genres.

Fueled by a recent trip to Paris, ghettoblasterman says the group’s new album Thru My Window is about “the different types of loves that you can encounter.” Far away from their native Los Angeles and experiencing the romantic challenges that come with dating in your early 20s, the three experienced the emotional and musical clarity that allowed them to finish the project in months. It’s their quickest creative endeavour to date. Thru My Window is also the first project where the trio could utilise other musicians and live instrumentation, resulting in their strongest productions to date.

To celebrate the release of Thru My Window, the Cali trio share a playlist of some of the music that inspired their debut album.

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