If there’s one thing we first noticed about The Griswolds aside from their stellar tunes, it’s that these boys are jokers, so it came as no surprise that their team created an EP entirely about cool dads. Yes, you read that right — while bored on tour days and nights off, they started making an EP about dads and decided to call it (fittingly so) Cool Dads.
Cool Dads is comprised of The Griswolds’ tour manager (and the mastermind behind our Tour Manager’s Guide) Danny Carissimi and the band’s merch guy Jay Bonisolli. One night while The Grissies were working on some music for their upcoming record, Danny and Jay went into another room and started writing Younger Than Expected. From there, the band heard what they were making and started helping with production and answering any of their questions. When asked about the project, Danny shared with AMBY;
“We were laughing about how rappers always boast about how young they are but that’s like such a temporary boast. So we were like, “why don’t we make a song about the youngest rapper of all time?” When the band took a break we started playing it on the speakers, Chris heard it and asked to hop on. So we recorded it quite quickly and just went from there.”
AMBY go way back with The Griswolds and their team, so it’s a pleasure joining forces and sharing this dancefloor-ready hip-pop earworm. Exclusively stream Younger Than Expected and follow updates from Cool Dads below.