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Sublime Releases First Song In 28 Years Using Bradley Nowell Outtakes

May 27, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The first new Sublime song in 28 years has been released, and it features the band’s late frontman Bradley Nowell via outtakes. As Rolling Stone reports, the band released “Feel Like That (featuring Bradley Nowell)” on Friday. The song is the first from the band since Nowell passed away in May of 1996 due to a heroin overdose, and you can check it out below.

Sublime broke up before they made it big, with their self-titled studio album (and major label debut) releasing two months after Nowell died. That album because a megahit, selling over 5 million copies in the US and spawning 1990s alt rock themes “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way,” and “Doin’ Time.” The band had already broken up following Nowell’s passing and have not released new music since. They reunited in December of 2023 with Nowell’s son Jakob having joined as singer; they also played with Jakob at Coachella and have additional tour dates going forward.

Jakob also performs on “Feel Like That,” as does Scott Woodruff of reggae band Stick Figure. The track is built from a jam session in early 1996 that led to an improvised song that bootleggers originally named “Eireen.”

“My dad has a verse and then I have a verse and then Stick closes out the song,” said Jakob of the song. He said of having the opportunity to collaborate with his father, “It’s a beautiful thing.”

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