Remember when I said I'd pick bands/songs people maybe haven't head of? I was hoping you'd forget, just like I forgot to make another one of these recommendation journals.
All joking aside, from the get-go I wanted to do a journal on Incubus because I felt like they have a great back catalog of songs that a lot of people don't actually know. Sure, we know the hits such as Anna Molly and Pardon Me, but what about the lesser known jams?
So without further adieu, I give you five Incubus songs that I think you should know about (if you don't already know them) :
I had to include this into my list because I just love the flow of the verses along with the washy instrumentals, followed by a distorted riffs in the chorus. It's also one of those songs that I could just sing along to whenever it's on, and make up some of the words here and there (no joke this link is the first time I've seen the lyrics, and boy howdy was I wrong on some parts).
I always feel like this is such an underrated song. I get that Morning View is a great album filled with so many good songs that this kind of falls to the wayside, but despite being one of the lesser known tracks from the album I think it's great.
No Incubus list should be without a song from S.C.I.E.N.C.E., and I absolutely have to link Deep Inside because it's a literal interpretation jazz-rock and funk-metal. It has that perfect marriage of jazzy and funky tones to get your groove on, then an aggressive, in your face chorus. Should I dance or headbang to this song? Why not both? Oh, and how could we forget the best lyric from the song: "I know exactly where we are... Where the fuck are we?"
Did I ever mention that I love S.C.I.E.N.C.E.? That might be why I picked two songs from that album... Anyways, what I love about this song is the story written through the lyrics. It's not just a song about a guy having a rough day, they go through every detail of his rough day: From being pulled over for speeding, then running out of gas to not making his AAA payment, to it raining and eventually getting abducted by aliens (yes, that does in fact happen). I still enjoy the composition of the song, but the lyrics alone have me fascinated. I feel like it's also a look into how the members were back then (this was the 90's and if I remember correctly they were either in their late teens or early 20's), as the song does come off as a little goofy, and some may even say immature, but I enjoy that at that time they didn't take things too seriously.
Ok, so I feel like majority of Incubus fans should absolutely know this song, and I debated putting this on the list because it isn't exactly a "lesser known" song, but I mainly base the lesser known bit as songs you probably won't hear on the radio. By the way, do people still listen to the radio? Anywho, it's definitely a noteworthy song. One thing that I love is the effects Mike Einziger uses with his guitar to get such an interesting tone. Once you know how it's done, it's deceptively simple, but sounds amazing.
So there we go, five Incubus songs that I think everyone should know about. Remember when I said I'd make this list only five songs?
Secret sixth song (technically 4 songs but don't judge me): The Movements of the Odyssey, because WHOA OH OH YEEEAAAAAHHHH!
So that's it for this one. I'll try to post these more often, and you know, not get obsessed with one specific Nothing More song. Anyways, do you have a favorite Incubus album? Mine would be Morning View, with S.C.I.E.N.C.E. in a close second.