I’m starting this article listening “Sick Sad Little World” from their 2004 album A Crow Left of the Murder.
What do you know about Brandon Boyd? He is the millennial metal voice.
What do you know about Incubus? They are the bad that is doing what most bands don’t.
I was on my early 20’s when someone introduced me to this upside-down harmonies that I ended up loving as I love my black and bitter coffee in the morning.
Mix of sounds than are combined to create masterpieces every time they play, you can forget about everything and just get lost in their music.
Believe me now, you cannot leave this life without experience Incubus in concert. They are beyond pure tones, it’s something that you feel, it’s something that you enjoy, like when you kiss the lips of a sinner.
Their songs can make you thrill, can make you sad, can bring memories, and some regrets (like when I wish for him).
Let me tell you about that night in July, a night with Brandon, Mike, José, Ben, Chris, Alex, and Gavin.
It was on a Saturday evening in the amphitheater in Tinley Park.
I was wearing my ripped jeans, my black converse, and my white t shirt, if you know me well, you know that my favorite outfit.
The show started on time with the music of Judah & the Lion from Nashville. I was amused with their sound, with their spirit, and great energy. Why I did not know about them before?
The second band was Jimmy Eat World from Arizona. I remembered them from their famous song The Middle. I think I was 18 when I discovered them, I was a rebel, trying to find my path, and this song was like a anthem.
After a few hours, the lights went off, my heartbeat was rising fast, I didn’t know I could scream that loud when that black circle showed up in the middle of a screen with the number 8 on it.
How can I describe you my feelings about this band? They are part of me, it’s like we know each other for so long. Was a good night. Hearing Brandon saying “gracias” and “muchas gracias” several times, made my 34 years old wrinkles disappeared like the magic I taste every time I go to my hidden place.
Most of the concert I stayed with my hands on the air, humming all the songs with my eyes closed, breathing the Mary Jane from my neighbors, and letting the music transporting me to a world where I’m free, where I’m completed. This band it is so California, it is so much of that perfect breeze, than shining light, those marvelous vibes. It is like spell when you are listening every song, it is like feeling happy for more than a moment, and not thinking about tomorrow because today, we are here and that is what matters.
Until next time, boys…