On Thursday, The String Cheese Incident officially released their latest single, “I Want You”, from their SCI Sound Lab. The track was initially premiered via Rolling Stone.
“I Want You” marks The String Cheese Incident’s second standalone single release of the year, on the heels of February’s “Bhangra Saanj”, featuring experimental electronic fusion group Beats Antique. The band recruited The Infamous Stringdusters dobro master Andy Hall on the latest studio endeavor, written and and led by guitarist Bill Nershi.
In the accompanying video for the new release, the track opens up with Nershi floating in a meditative state of mind before the camera pans to the band in the studio. Drummer Michael Travis sets the tempo with a snappy, uptempo beat, as Hall and keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth add some smooth backing texture behind Nershi’s lead on vocals.
The String Cheese Incident’s Bill Nershi shared his insights on the new track with Rolling Stone, explaining,
This song was inspired by feelings for my wife. She’s been with me through thick and thin for 22 years and still brings out the best in me.
Listen to The String Cheese Incident’s new song “I Want You” featuring Andy Hall below:
The String Cheese Incident ft. Andy Hall – “I Want You”
[Video: The String Cheese Incident]
Next up for The String Cheese Incident is an intimate performance at Aspen, Colorado’s Belly Up on April 5th, followed by two headlining shows at Aspen’s inaugural The Après festival on April 6th and 7th. The String Cheese Incident’s 25th-anniversary schedule will continue with a two-night stand at The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO on April 19th and 20th. From there, the band will head down to the Big Easy during the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for a trio of special performances including a show at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of shows at Mardi Gras World with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on May 3rd and 4th.
The band will continue with a performance at Cumberland, MD’s DelFest on May 24th, followed by a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on May 25th, 26th, and 27th. SCI will also make summer festival appearances at Electric Forest, The Peach Music Festival, and FloydFest, as well as a four-night Independence Day run, and their annual three-night homecoming run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 19th, 20th, and 21st.
For ticketing information and a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.