The Skinny: In just four weeks, Slightly Stoopid will release their highly-anticipated full-length album Meanwhile… Back at the Lab (June 30th through Stoopid Records). In the meantime, the band just dropped a tasty new summer single titled “The Prophet.” Though not officially released until today, “The Prophet” has already been added to the playlists of such tastemaker radio stations as KROQ/LA, XTRA/San Diego, WBUZ/Nashville, KFRR/Fresno, KRZQ/Reno, KJEE/Santa Barbara, KPOI/Hawaii, KNOB/Sonoma County, WTGZ/Auburn and KRXF/Bend.
“The Prophet,” written by the band’s co-frontman/bassist/guitarist Miles Doughty when he was 16 years old, initially started as an early collaboration with the late Bradley Nowell of Sublime, while the group was signed to his Skunk Records. Nowell than recorded an early version of the song called “Ain’t No Prophet” which was released on Sublime’s posthumous Everything Under The Sun rarities box set. The composition came full circle for Slightly Stoopid during their Meanwhile… Back At The Lab studio sessions and will be released on the forthcoming LP.
“Remembering first jamming this song with Brad in my living room, and now working with Field Marshall ‘Ras MG’ (Marshall Goodman) to bring the song to where it is today… it’s really just a story of life and what you make of it. I think brad would be proud to hear the evolution of the song.” said Miles Doughty.