Debuted live in May of 2016, “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” quickly became a favorite among fans of Dave Matthews Band's live show. The group finally debuted the studio version of the track today (May 10) as their lead single from their forthcoming album, Come Tomorrow.
The slow-building track is a plea for unity, with Dave Matthews singing on the chorus, “Let’s not forget these early days, remember we began the same, we lose our way, of fear and pain.”
Set for release on June 8, Come Tomorrow was recorded in Seattle, Los Angeles and Charlottesville, and features a guest appearance from Brandi Carlile on the album’s title track. Pre-orders for the album from the bands website will include a white vinyl and 2-LP edition of the project. The band’s North American tour is also set to kick off next Friday, May 18 in Texas.
Check out the song below: