Fruit Bats Share ‘Shane’ B-Side
Although “Shane” didn’t appear on the LP, the song was intentionally saved for release down the road. Johnson detailed the tune’s journey in a statement:
Like a lot of good “shower thoughts,” I wrote the basics to this one stuck in a traffic jam on Los Feliz Boulevard. We recorded it during the Gold Past Life sessions, but it didn’t make the cut—not because it didn’t seem good enough but because it felt like a little nugget to drop to folks later on in the game. It feels oddly timely at this exact horrible moment we’re having. Like a lot of my songs, it’s about self-love and care in the face of darkness and uncertainty. The “Shane” in question isn’t so much a singular person but all of us, including myself.
Listen to Fruit Bats’ “Shane” below: