With Mike letting fans know that Surface To Air will NOT be on "If Not Now, When?", I find it a let down. I don't care how good the the songs on the record might be, I personally thought the song had top 10 Incubus songs of all time potential!
I mean sure, the song is going to get released in some form, but I enjoy listening to albums from start to finish. I don't like the concept of making my own personal playlist for an album, especially when that's not going to work on vinyl.
Just my two cents, I still think the album will be great as is.
I didnt like surface to air tbh, i feel relived it's not on there, seemed basic and un interesting, i love adolecents though!!!
"Surface To Air" in my opinion is "the quintessential Incubus" that Brandon spoke about in the Facebook blog. I look forward to hearing it in any way because I intend to pre-order multiple copies to add to the smogasbord of 'Bus paraphanelia. I love the distinctive lyrics. Maybe I've missed a trick, but it does sound like it was written in tribute to the Chilean miners?
Thanks for this beautiful tune and I will continue to watch the HD video with great excitement and awe.
I agree; I was at smokeout too, and I was really happy to hear a new song, but ended up feeling underwhelmed. the miner's concert version was a lot more polished, so you should check it out! it's a good song...but I am hoping for a little more on the album.
plus, maybe they'll put it on the next one!
Susan Bohemin said:
it's ok...i like Adolescents much more & hope that the other songs will be better than Surface To Air. I did hear them play Surface @ Smokeout...maybe hearing a studio version would change my mind but it was not up to par for Incubus in my mind, kind of bland.