Umphrey’s McGee Releases ‘New Wings’ Single

Listen to the latest single from the sextet's forthcoming studio album, 'Asking For A Friend.'

By Scott Bernstein Jun 3, 2022 10:53 am PDT

Umphrey’s McGee let the single “New Wings” fly today. The track appears on the band’s forthcoming studio album, Asking For A Friend, which arrives via Nothing Too Fancy Music on July 1.

Asking For A Friend marks UM’s 14th studio album. The follow-up to 2021’s all-instrumental You Walked Up Shaking In Your Boots But You Stood Tall & Left A Raging Bull was recorded by the group featuring guitarists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger, keyboardist Joel Cummins, percussionist Andy Farag, bassist Ryan Stasik and drummer Kris Myers over the past few years during sessions held in Nashville, Chicago and Niles, Michigan. “I Don’t Know What I Want” is the only Asking For A Friend track that Umphrey’s McGee has performed live thus far.

“‘New Wings’ is a catchy number that feels like 2021 yacht rock prog,” explained UM . “Brendan’s layered vocals and memorable choruses trading lines give it a unique and singable quality. Jake lays down some incredible lines as it fades into the distance.”

Stream “New Wings” below:

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