Introducing Your Grandparents, a genre-blending trio comprised of DaCosta (vocals), Jean Carter (vocals) and ghettoblasterman (producer) who fuse jazz, funk, R&B and hip-hop for nostalgic sonics with their own personal twist often inspired by cinema and the occasional experimentation with hallucinogenic. Today they return with the new music video for “So Damn Fly,” transporting you to a 1970s living room fitting for your actual grandparents.
“So Damn Fly” was recorded at Sound Space LA. The group collectively revealed, “The song was recorded at Sound Space LA. There is such a beautiful energy in that recording space. We tried some ideas for the instrumental at other studios but nothing stuck. Once we landed at Sound Space, the song wrote itself. After we had the demo version locked in, the next couple months consisted of instrumentation like the drums, bass, trumpet, and fine tuning til the end.”
The group was inspired by Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly‘ soundtrack alongside 1970’s Blaxploitation cinema like Dolemite, Cleopatra Jones, and Foxy Brown, “and our love and respect for the women of color in our lives.”
Your Grandparents continued, “Everything from the treatment to post production was done by us. Chaz (Jean Carter) wrote the treatment and directed, Kyle (DaCosta) produced and directed, and Cole (ghettoblasterman) handled the shooting and technical post production aspects. As for the vision, the goal was to make the video feel like a trip so we used one-take shots to keep the motion as fluid as possible. We went through a lot of meetings to block out the shots and figure out ways to use the space to its fullest potential. We drew inspiration from some of our favorite TV shows and movies like That 70’s Show for Jean’s verse and Midsommer for how we wanted to portray the trippiness.”
Watch “So Damn Fly” above stream the track below. Be on the lookout for the collective’s upcoming debut album later this year. In more music news, Jaden returned with a new visual for his “Cabin Fever” single.