Sonically, listeners are offered a variety of musical arrangements that range from raw stripped down productions to pop anthems. This album offers a new depth to his already deep reservoir of songs that focus on the good in the world. Such is demonstrated in the lyrics of the album’s title track “Naïve,” where Grammer says “I just think we focus all our time on the poison and not the remedy.”
“I have been labeled the positive guy for my entire career. The truth is that I am. But the positive guy is way more three dimensional than the world gives him credit for. Unfortunately, the word positive comes with the after taste of – simple, sweet, and naive. To me, optimism is a full-on war that’s fought everyday. It’s hard to stay positive when so much around us is negative. The word positive to me feels way more rebellious, persistent, heroic. This album digs into the story behind the smile. If it’s stupid to see the good in everything, then lord help me please, to be naive,” said Andy Grammer.