The song comes almost a year to the day that the Rochester, New York-based alt/rock band released their third album, Possession, on March 13, 2020 – the day the world shut down and what the band called “the worst possible day.”
While not a pandemic song, the sentiment is relatable. “Some listeners will undoubtedly hear their own 2020 experiences in the lyrics,” Joywave frontman Daniel Armbruster notes, “but to me it’s just waking up, pouring the coffee, petting the cat, and enjoying the silence.”
This revelation came about as the band’s tour plans came to a halt and they found themselves off the road and at home for an extended period of time – a first since the release of their debut album How Do You Feel Now? in 2015.
LISTEN TO ‘AFTER COFFEE’ HERE
Additionally, Joywave will be the featured artist on this week’s ‘GRAMMY Spotlight Saturday’ series for March. The in-depth interview is to watch now and can be found here.
The band – Daniel Armbruster: Vocals // Paul Brenner: Drums // Joseph Morinelli: Guitar // Benjamin Bailey: Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals – have been separated since lockdown and are looking forward to unleashing more music, more innovative creative visuals and getting back to performing live this year.
Joywave have concocted a distinctively modern approach towards music that is both organic and synthetic, much like our own day-to-day lives. The Rochester, New York-based band first came together in 2010.
A series of visionary mixtapes and EPs followed, as did Big Data’s RIAA platinum certified 2013 single, ‘Dangerous (Feat. Joywave)’, a #1 hit at Alternative radio as well as a top 10 multi-format smash. 2014’s How Do You Feel? EP was fast followed by Joywave’s full-length debut album, How Do You Feel Now? The LP spawned a string of multi-format hits, including ‘Destruction’, multiple versions of which were then showcased on 2016’s innovative remix collection, Swish.
The following year saw Content make a top 10 debut on Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers’ chart, powered by the Alternative radio favourites, ‘Doubt’ and ‘It’s A Trip!’ Joywave has proved just as prolific and popular on the road, performing countless headline dates, show-stealing sets at international festivals spanning Lollapalooza, Coachella, Firefly and the UK’s Reading/Leeds, and support runs with such like-minded artists as The Killers, Bastille, Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, Bleachers, Metric, Sir Sly, Bishop Briggs and more.
On March 13th 2020, Joywave released their third album, Possession, and were about to embark on a national headline tour when the world shut down.