I just watched this video in which the members of Dave Matthews Band talk about their upcoming album, Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King, and express their grief over the death of saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Then, feeling a little misty-eyed, I downloaded the band's new single from the album, "Funny the Way It Is."
"Funny the Way It Is" isn't anything too different from DMB, but that doesn't mean it's not a good tune. It's catchy and marches right along with DMB's same big, full, multi-instrument sound — minus Moore's blaring brass. Perhaps it's because I watched that emotional video just before listening to "Funny the Way It Is," but for whatever reason it struck me as a little dark, sad and somewhat plaintive. I'm not the biggest DMB fan but if this is a taste of their next album, I'm definitely interested. To get a free download of the song (requires just your email address) click here. To take a listen to it now, read more.