Umphrey’s McGee Shares ‘Suxity’ Single


Umphrey’s McGee debuted a new original entitled “Suxity” on New Year’s Eve in Denver. The sextet has now released a studio version of their newest song.

The band recorded “Suxity” with producers Ryan Hewitt and Greg Magers at Blackbird Studio in Nashville. UM’s new single is their second release, following “Ride On Pony,” since unveiling a trio of LPs in 2018. Guitarists Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss penned the tune. “‘Suxity’ is a lesson in simple syncopated, room-to-breathe, funk-grunge,” Cinninger told American Songwriter. “I was looking for a drastic contrast between the verses and the choruses, like Sly Stone dating Alice In Chains. It was one of the more exciting tracks that we have ever cut live in the studio, just grinding, tight and heavy.”

“Ryan guided us toward the perfect arrangement where every note and space has a purpose and meaning,” keyboardist Joel Cummins added. “Brendan [Bayliss’] bouncy verse melody will stick with you for days, while the chorus just seems to keep building and brooding over time. Jake’s guitar solo adds a dash of Steely Dan to the mix to round out this infectious tune.”

Listen to “Suxity” below:

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