During some time off from his day job fronting SoCal rock outfit Incubus, singer Brandon Boyd has recorded new music as Sons of the Sea, a solo project made in collaboration with revered music producer, Brendan O’Brien (Incubus, Pearl Jam, My Chemical Romance).
“Being in a band is, in a really good way, more of a committee. So everybody has very much of a democracy,” Boyd said in a recent interview with Noisey when asked how his solo work differs from Incubus. “Sons of the Sea is just Brendan and I, so it’s like, ‘Do you like this?’ ‘Naah.’ ‘No, I don’t like that either.’ So it just goes faster. With that sort of rigidity, as a songwriter I can better sort of, channel what’s going on in my creative space right now…Brendan is very much a virtuoso on all the instruments on this album, but it’s really just the difference between a committee of two and a committee of five.”
In this exclusive video, Boyd performs new song “Come Together” in the recording studio, accompanied by O’Brien on piano and guitar.
“I had a strong visual reference for how I wanted the song to sound,” Boyd told Fuse recently, admitting that “Come Together” is about sex. “The scene in the movie Fast Times At Ridgemount High where Phoebe Cates comes out of the pool in slow motion, water spraying everywhere, and she undoes her bikini top to show the world the glory.”
“Come Together” is one of four songs released on Boyd’s Compass EP, released on June 25th. The debut full-length is due out on September 24.