moe. Shares ‘Who You Calling Scared’ Single & Performance Video
moe. released the latest single and performance video for “Who You Calling Scared” in their rollout of their first studio album in six years, This Is Not, We Are. The Buffalo-bred band unveil a single and performance video each Tuesday and Thursday running through June 23 until the full LP is digitally released on Friday, June 26 via their own Fatboy Records.
So far, moe. has released singles and videos for “LL3,” “Crushing,” “Jazz Cigarette” and now “Who You Calling Scared,” meaning that four of the album’s nine tracks are out. The band will also save one song, “Undertone,” for the record’s release. The fanfare for This Is Not, We Are comes in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary in 2020.
Bassist Rob Derhak spoke about the celebratory new album in a statement. “We kind of went back to our roots a bit,” Derhak said. “We just wanted to do something that made us feel inspired like we had felt when the band first started. But it also has everything that we’ve picked up along the way, all the good baggage – and maybe some of the bad – that we’ve dragged along for the past 30 years.”
Derhak also penned “Who You Calling Scared” but enlisted the help of guitarist Chuck Garvey to sing lead. Derhak spoke about “Who You Calling Scared” with Relix Magazine, who premiered the performance video:
The song is also a tribute to some of the funk and fusion guys that I discovered when I was younger, like Rocco Prestia from Tower of Power…when I sat down and tried to sing and play the basslines, I realized, “This is never going to happen. I can’t sing and play those bass lines at the same time.” So I recruited Chuck to sing the song for me. He was a little reluctant at first but then he jumped on board.
Stream the studio version of “Who You Calling Scared” below:
Check out video of “Who You Calling Scared” below from the band’s moe.down festival in Turin, New York on July 5, 2019: