My Morning Jacket stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday to perform “Regularly Scheduled Programming”, the lead single from the band’s forthcoming, self-titled studio album.
“Regularly Scheduled Programming” initially arrived last month along with a cinematic music video. Both the single and its accompanying video use the band’s patented psych-rock soundscapes to underscore the lyrics’ allegorical commentary on the various addictions that ail our society.
“This song really hits home for me after what we’ve gone through with the pandemic,” James said of the single when it was released. “But even before then, it felt like so many of us were trading real life for social media, trading our own stories for the storylines on TV, trading our consciousness for drugs. We need to help each other wake up to real love before it’s too late.”
The Kimmel performance thematically mirrored the track’s music video. After starting with pretty colors and warm vibes, the tone shifted to darker, grittier rock as white strobes draped the band.
Watch My Morning Jacket perform “Regularly Scheduled Programming” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.
My Morning Jacket – “Regularly Scheduled Programming” – Jimmy Kimmel Live!
[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live]
In addition to the new album, My Morning Jacket has gotten back on the road in the last month for the first time since 2019. Earlier this month, MMJ returned to Forest Hills Stadium in NYC—the site of the band’s final pre-pandemic show in 2019— for a two-night run. Check out photos, videos, and audio from the Jacket’s 2021 return to Forest Hills here.
For a full list of upcoming My Morning Jacket 2021 tour dates, head to the band’s website here.
My Morning Jacket arrives on October 22nd via ATO Records. Click here to pre-order My Morning Jacket on digital and physical formats.