Umphrey's McGee have shared a music video for "The Silent Type," the first single from their upcoming album, it’s not us. Watch it above, courtesy of the band's YouTube channel.
Umphrey's bring the energy of their live performances into the studio for the song, which is fueled by an upbeat tempo and a singable chorus. Synthesizers color the track, and monsterous guitar riffs give "The Silent Type" a strong rock edge. Directed by Pete Herzog, the video shows drone footage of a night out in the band's hometown city of Chicago.
Lead guitarist Brendan Bayless discussed the group's songwriting in a comment to Billboard:
When we started, we were just trying to fill time, and now we don’t feel the need to make everything so long. We just want to make it right... I feel like we’ve really honed in on the songwriting. We take a lot of pride in it. It takes a lot of time. For every song that people hear, there’s two or three that get thrown away. So we’ve really focused on being more concise and trimming the fat.
it’s not us is scheduled to be released on January 12, 2018. Purchase a copy of the album on Amazon.
For concert tickets and more, check out Umphrey's McGee Zumic artist page.