Just as summer is about to wrap up, Incubus has returned with a brand new tune.
On Friday (Aug. 23), the California-founded band unleashed their first new song in two years. Titled “Into the Summer,” the tune does not sound like the Incubus we know and love at first, but the second the vocals begin, it is unmistakably Brandon Boyd’s voice flowing through the speakers.
To coincide with the song’s release, the band unveiled the cinematic music video for the track. The premise of the video is simple: new kid moves to a new town. Catches the eye of the leader of the “wrong group.” Becomes part of the group who turn out to be vampires. Becomes a vampire. Realizes they’re no good and kills them all (save for the girl).
If you’re saying to yourself that it sounds a lot like the premise of “The Lost Boys,” then you’re not wrong. It looks like the band was inspired by the 1987 smash hit. Watch the Frank Borin-directed clip above.
No word on whether this is a standalone single or part of a full record. Incubus’ last studio record was 2017’s 8.
Incubus recently made headlines when they announced a massive partnership with ADA Worldwide.
The partnership, in conjunction with the band’s record label, will include support in sales, distribution, radio promotion, marketing, publicity, digital strategy, and sync licensing in the United States.
“Incubus is beyond excited to be part of the ADA family, and we look forward to releasing new music with our new partners!” lead guitarist Mike Einziger said about the collaboration.
Earlier this year, Incubus announced plans to embark on a massive “20 Years of Make Yourself and Beyond” tour. The lengthy outing will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the act’s third studio album, Make Yourself.
The 39-stop outing includes gigs in major cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Austin, Atlanta, and more.
The excursion kicks off on Sept. 13 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver and concludes almost three months later on Dec. 7 at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Dub Trio, Wild Belle, and Le Butcherettes will open for Incubus throughout the long jaunt.
The complete list of tour dates can be found here.