They were out on the road with Ben Folds this summer, and now CAKE is back on the scene with their first new single since 2011, breaking their seven-year hiatus with Sinking Ship. It’s a welcome return, though it’s been great fun seeing my daughters (6 & 9) enjoy the back catalog, particularly enjoying Comfort Eagle (they think “onion head hat” is a funny line). All sales from CAKE’s new single will benefit the work of Doctors Without Borders, and this is promised to be the first in a series of physical and digital releases that will lead into the release of a new album. Check out the video for Sinking Ship below…
“We are happy to be releasing new music; this time in the form of a series of singles,” says CAKE frontman John McCrea. “‘Sinking Ship’ is quite pessimistic but somehow does not seem hyperbolic right now. All proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. CAKE is proud to be able to help out in securing real leadership for the United States. It is a critical time for the world, and it is more important than ever to find leaders capable of putting country above self-interest. Real greatness comes from community, cooperation and ethical leadership.”
“The new CAKE song ‘Sinking Ship’ is a sobering meditation on the current human habitation of the planet,” says CAKE instrumentalist and backing vocalist Vince DiFiore. “Where do we go from here? It’s always worth contemplating.”
Check out https://www.cakemusic.com/ for tour dates and updates.