The Fearless Flyers have shared the third single, “Three Basses”, from the band’s third self-titled LP. The four-piece funk outfit is currently running a crowdfunding campaign for The Fearless Flyers III via Qrates.
This latest studio output from the Vulfpeck offshoot project follows the previously-released “Running Man” and “Patrol Acrobatique“. Just as the name suggests, the new song sees the group—comprised of Vulfpeck members Cory Wong and Joe Dart, as well as Nate Smith and Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy)—delivering a three-pronged attack on bass.
Clocking in at 2:48, the track begins with Dart offering a solo riff from his Ernie Ball signature four-string as Smith taps on a high hat. After a measure, Wong and Lettieri join in on the low-end action, providing a thick and beefy platform for Dart to stretch his fingers. After Joe’s solo, Lettieri takes one of his own, followed by Wong, all while Smith controls the tempo from his stripped-down, minimalistic kit. Eventually, the trio of bassists falls back into the main “Three Basses” riff before slowly descending down their fretboards and bringing the song to its ponderous ending.
The Fearless Flyers III will serve as the band’s first studio output since 2020’s Tailwinds, as well as Wong’s second release of the year. Back in January, the musician/producer shared Vulf Vault 005: Wongs Cafe, which he released with the help of his Vulfpeck bandmates.
Wong is currently wrapping up the last leg of a North American tour with The Wongnotes, which currently has three remaining dates. The tour will hit Madison, WI tonight, February 17th, before finishing off in Chicago, IL on the 18th and Minneapolis, MN on the 19th.
Watch The Fearless Flyers perform their newest single, “Three Basses”, via the video player below. Furthermore, head here to pre-order the forthcoming album. The deadline to secure a vinyl copy is March 6th, with pressings being made following the campaign’s completion.
The Fearless Flyers – “Three Basses”