photo by Larry Hulst
The String Cheese Incident have released the latest single to come out of their SCI Sound Lab, “Gone Crooked,” a track from bassist Keith Moseley, written during a collaborative Nashville session along with singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter and Cage the Elephant guitarist Nick Bockrath.
“The writing process with Rayland was fun and exciting. He is quick and witty, a keen observer of the human condition,” Moseley says, noting that he was “all in on working with” Baxter when he heard Baxter’s new album Wide Awake. “The first time I met him, he apologized for being late and explained that he couldn’t get in the front door of the studio and had to come around back. Within a few minutes, our guitars and notebooks were out and the first notes were taking shape. Rayland sang a line about the front door, we started to fire lyrics back and forth, and that’s how ‘Gone Crooked’ came to life. Upon returning to the SCI Lab and listening to the rough demo, we decided to give the song a real minimalist treatment. The track is mostly just me on vocals and upright bass, Kang on resonator guitar, Kyle on piano, and Jason on the cardboard box (cajón). Our sound engineer Dros did a great job with the production and mixing and I feel like the track has a great vibe. We hope you enjoy it!”
Listen to “Gone Crooked” below. String Cheese are gearing up for their yearly appearance at Florida’s Suwannee Hulaween next weekend, before they head to Philadelphia for a Halloween run at The Fillmore. See the band’s full tour schedule here.