Legendary band, Sugar Ray is out again and still likes to have fun. In their defense, they don’t take themselves too seriously.
If you’re a huge fan of the Mark McGrath fronted band, Sugar Ray, then you’re in luck, they’re coming back with great new music. You may have seen McGrath do his thing on the Big Brother show, well there’s more of him coming, and with it is great new music from a new record deal.
In a new interview on NPR‘s All Things Considered, Mark McGrath who was cut off from the world for weeks reveals he’s stunned at the outcome of his new music with Big Brother. According to him, a year and a half ago, the show’s producers asked if he would shoot a staged jam session which they could play during the show’s intro and he agreed. This was while he was getting ready to film the reality show.
Apparently BMG heard the song they recorded for Big Brother, loved it and offered Sugar Ray a deal. Sugar Ray was formed in the late 90s and their music helped shape the pop rock sound at the time. With over two decades in music, the band which has been playing their old music at shows, is coming back with new material that stays true to their signature uplifting rock sound.
“A band like us really trades in our nostalgia. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we like to have fun. I mean, that was our edict when we joined the band.”
The band’s new album features the kind of sound that initially made them successful. The album, Little Yachty (which is multilayered) is a play on Lil Yachty‘s name, which he excitedly approved.
McGrath also hinted;
“We were kind of almost the yacht rock of the 90s. We crossed multiple genres, multiple platforms, we hit Tripple A radio, we hit alternative radio, we hit pop charts of course, we almost were yacht rock – everybody kind of knows who we are.”