It’s been only a few glorious months since Vulfpeck released their highly anticipated seventh studio album, Mr. Finish Line. Today, the band releases a lyric video for the album’s title track, “Mr. Finish Line”. Featuring Theo Katzman and Christine Hucal on vocals, the song is about band leader Jack Stratton and his daily health regimen. The “regular bean eater” who “won’t rest ’til [he tops his] personal best” keeps a “big Berkey on the mantle” and does “push ups at Occidental”, because “when the lights go out, he keeps America online.” He’s Mr. Finish Line!
Laugh along with the full music and lyric video for Vulfpeck’s “Mr. Finish Line” from Mr. Finish Line, featuring Chritine Hucal and Theo Katzman, below:
Mr. Finish Line features vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal, legendary session guitarist David T. Walker, Danish vocalist Coco O., legendary session drummer James Gadson, funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy Collins, drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era Michael Bland, Game Winner keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones, vocalist Theo Katzman, keyboardist/saxophonist Joey Dosik–leading vocals on his first-ever Vulf recording–and guitarist/honorary 5th member Cory Wong.
From the quirky harmonies of “Mr. Finish Line” to the upbeat symmetry of “Tee Time”, the unforgettable lyrics in “Business Casual”, the heart-pounding feels of “Grandma”, and the bass moves in “Captain Hook”, the band’s seventh release places itself right in line with Vulfpeck’s growing trajectory. The infamous clarinet solo from “Back Pocket” makes not one, but two appearances in “Mr. Finish Line” and “Business Casual”, creating a feeling of comfort, consistency, and reprise. Hosting more musical guests than any album previously, Vulfpeck’s Mr. Finish Line opens up the quartet’s stage to an even bigger audience for them to perform. With only SweetWater 420 Fest currently on the schedule, we can’t wait to see what Vulfpeck has in store for 2018.