Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Drop ‘The Path’ Single

Hear the third release from 'Hear No Evil.'

By Nate Todd Mar 4, 2022 1:18 pm PST

Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven shared a new single, “The Path,” via Color Red. The track is part of the Beethoven tribute act and Color Red’s monthly release series which will culminate in Electric Beethoven’s double album, Hear No Evil, arriving this summer.

Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven — who reimagine works by the famed composer — heralded Hear No Evil in January with “Ramps & Vamps.” February saw the group releasing “To Love The World” and now follow with “The Path” for the March release.

“The Path” features Mathis on bass, keyboardist Todd Stoops, guitarist Clay Welch, drummer Josh Raymer and The String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann. Color Red further detailed “The Path” in their notes accompanying the single:

Reed Mathis vividly recalls being haunted by a scene in the film ‘Immortal Beloved’ where Gary Oldman portrays Beethoven sitting at a piano playing a quiet, loss of innocence melody as he comes to terms with experiencing hearing loss. The melody played is the second movement of Piano Sonata No.8 best known as “Pathétique,” Mathis’ personal favorite melody in Beethoven’s vast repertoire. “The Path” by Electric Beethoven uses “Pathétique” as their muse as Mathis envisions a present-times scenario of the 1994 scene reimagined taking place at a country church with the organ reverberating across the lake while frogs chirp as the sun sets. The modern instrumentation and driving beat set the stage for feelings of hope and redemption that are pristinely mixed by Rob Eaton, guitarist of Dark Star Orchestra who has also produced several albums for the iconic jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny.

Listen to Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven’s “The Path” below:

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