Dawes had a surprise planned for its Tuesday return to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with the band adding a new verse to “Comes In Waves”. The track comes from the band’s new album, Misadventures of Doomscroller.

For the band’s first appearance on Kimmel since 2020, Dawes tightens up this performance by dropping straight into the Steely Dan-esque verse. This is a far cry from the band’s set on CBS Mornings earlier this year when a 10+ minute version of “Someone Else’s Café/Doomscroller Tries To Relax” set the record for the longest live performance of a single song in TV history.

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Tuesday’s “Comes In Waves” begins to separate itself as frontman Taylor Goldsmith skips the song’s second verse and goes straight to the third, “I think I found something in common/With nothingness and God.” After that verse, Taylor introduces an entirely new set of lyrics that are rather relevant to the band’s televised situation.

“I pledge allegiance to the cameras, for letting me feel seen/I used to think that really living, was done on someone else’s screen/I’ve had my fair share of rejections, I’ve had the ugly fall from grace/But that’s the thing about attention, it comes in waves.”

Watch Dawes perform “Comes In Waves” on Kimmel. Next March, the band will head out on the Misadventures of Doomscroller tour, featuring two sets every night. For tickets and a full list of tour dates visit Dawes’ website.

Dawes – “Comes In Waves”