By Jay Tilles
It’s been a bit, but Incubus are back.
The band premiered their new track, “Absolution Calling” this morning, the first single from their upcoming EP.
“It started with a bass riff I think,” recalled singer Brandon Boyd, who stopped by KROQ’s Kevin & Bean Show (KROQ is a CBS Radio station) this morning with fellow bandmates Jose Pasillas, Michael Einziger and Chris Kilmore.
“Actually, Brandon was in Bali, in a land far away,” explained Einziger. “He had to leave on this trip so we were like, let’s just try to make studio magic while he was gone so we started sending him idea. All four of us were in the studio jamming. That song just came out of us all in the studio improvising. It was like, oh wait, what’s that? Oh cool. And it just evolved.”
While the song will be available Friday on iTunes, the band will release a four song EP titled, Trust Fall: Side A on March 24. A follow-up will come after that with a release date yet to be announced.
“We’ve always made albums,” Boyd said. We’ve always done the 10-or-more thing and we grew up with that, like many people in the world. But I think people under 30 don’t really have that in their consciousness anymore and that’s fine.”
But when Bean pushed Boyd, asking, “Is that really fine, Brandon?” the singer seemed unsure, replying, “I don’t know. I think I can feel myself getting older when I think about side B”—that being the second EP, out later this year.
“We’re doing this really fun thing right now where we’re just writing songs and recording them and then releasing them, like as we finish them,” Einziger said. We don’t really know what’s going to happen and the chaos that comes along with that is exhilarating. It sounds so corny but all we’ve ever done is as a band is to try and make music that gets us excited and hopefully other people will like it to. And, we’re in the advanced information age when we can just put things out. We can record them and just put them out immediately.”
Listen to the full interview here.
Incubus will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live next Thursday.