Dave Matthews Band are offering fans a little treat while they await the release of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King: first single “Funny The Way It Is” as a free download at DMB’s official Website. “Funny The Way,” from the band’s first studio album since 2005’s Stand Up, will only be available for free for a short period before it hits digital retailers.
Rolling Stone called Big Whiskey “DMB’s heaviest album yet, both musically and emotionally”, and “Funny the Way It Is” proves the point, thanks to production by Rob Cavallo, who previously helmed albums including Green Day’s American Idiot and My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade. “This is a good record,” Dave Matthews told RS when we visited him in the studio. “Even people who don’t like Dave Matthews Band are going to like this record — and if they don’t, then they just don’t like music.”
GrooGrux King is a reference to late DMB saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who passed away early in the album’s recording as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident near the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. “There is so much LeRoi on this record,” Matthews said.