Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley shares frightening story behind new album

It took 8 albums and 11 yrs for Portugal. The Gentleman to just take the mainstream by shock with “Truly feel It Even now,” a six-periods-platinum triumph that won a Grammy. The time it took to get there only designed the style of victory that a great deal sweeter for John Gourley and his bandmates.

“I am, like, a kid from Alaska,” Gourley claims.

“That’s one particular point about this band. We’re so fired up about everything. Like, ‘Oh my God, can you imagine we’re at the American Songs Awards?!’ ‘Can you feel we are at the Grammys?!’ Everybody’s like, ‘This is the craziest point!’ That song was everywhere.”

And then it won a Grammy.

“It can be so amusing, dude,” Gourley claims. “That tune was so major that they did not even enable Portugal. The Male in the rock or substitute classes. That to me was the craziest detail, that assumption that we are a pop band now. Like, ‘Yo, are we seriously competing against “Despacito” suitable now?!'”