Singer/multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) is all over the new album from Huntertones, Time To Play, due out on August 20th. In addition to serving as the ten-track album’s guest producer, Cato adds guitar on two tracks and plays percussion on six.
It’s on Time To Play track “Take Me Home”, however, where Louis Cato truly shines, leading the band on vocals and guitar on the homesick road anthem.
As songwriter Jon Lampley, the Huntertones trumpeter, explains to Live For Live Music of the swaggering track, “I started writing this song at a time where the band was out on the road a ton, and I was really missing home. Not just the place but the feeling of being settled as well. Cato really brought the song to life with a jaw-dropping performance on vocals and guitar that was recorded in one take!”
The colorful “Take Me Home” music video, created by Adam DeAscentis with videography by Chuck Johnson and Vital Studios, is an animation-assisted swirl of lyrics and dance moves courtesy of Daniel J. Watts.
Notes Lampley, “We brought the song to Daniel and gave him a super rough sketch of what we were thinking, and he showed up and blew all of our minds! I’m hoping this video brings everyone as much joy as it brings me every time I watch it!”
Stream “Take Me Home” on the platform of your choice here and watch the official video for the Huntertones/Louis Cato track below.
Huntertones + Louis Cato – “Take Me Home” [Official Music Video ft. Daniel J. Watts]
“Take Me Home” follows Huntertones’ recent single with Cory Wong, “Pontiac“. Both “Take Me Home” and “Pontiac” are set to appear on the new Huntertones album, Time To Play, due out on August 20th, 2021.
The new album, the group’s third, comes after a three-year absence from the studio during which Huntertones kept busy touring the globe. On the new album, the band’s lineup has been expanded to include three-time Grammy-winning keyboardist Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) and percussionist Nêgah Santos (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert). The album also features guest appearances by Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock) and Akie Bermiss (Lake Street Dive).
Huntertones – Time To Play – Album Trailer
Huntertones will be supporting the new album release this summer with upcoming shows at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall (7/23, 8/20) and Grandview, OH’s Natalie’s Music Hall (8/6, 8/7). For ticketing information, head here.