Sublime Release First New Song in 28 Years “Feel Like That”

Sublime Release First New Song in 28 Years “Feel Like That”

The newly-reunited Sublime have followed up their performance at Coachella with the release of their first new song in 28 years. “Feel Like That,” a collaborative release with Stick Figure featuring vocals from late frontman, Bradley Nowell, and his son and current frontman, Jakob.

“Feel Like That” was born out of a 1996 jam session between Bradley and Sublime’s bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio in Austin, Texas. Performing a half-improvised song — later dubbed “Eireen” by bootleggers — Bradley sang the refrain “let me tell you why I feel like that.” Now, nearly three decades later, that refrain has become the bedrock of “Feel Like That.”

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The song’s revival was the product of Stick Figure’s Scott Woodruff building a new track out of samples from the original recording. Once it got rolling, Sublime felt like it was a fitting choice for their comeback single. “It was like, ‘OK, now that this is coming together, why don’t we release this song, but let’s get Jake on there,’” Gaugh told Rolling Stone.

“We are blessed that we still have all these old recordings and that we were able to stumble upon an outtake that has been sitting there waiting for all these years,” Wilson said. “They say timing is everything, and I think they were right! It’s super awesome to hear Brad and Jakob singing side by side on the same track. I’m sure this song is gonna set the mood for the summer.” For his part, Jakob called the song “a beautiful thing.” Stream “Feel Like That” below.

Sublime has a few more festival dates on the horizon, including appearances at Point Break Music Festival in Virginia Beach; KC Live! in Kansas City; and Oceans Calling in Ocean City, MD. Check out the band’s upcoming dates and grab tickets here.

As for more new music, anything is possible. “We’re ready to explore all options as far as recording goes,” Gaugh said “Remixes, new stuff, who knows.”

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