The intimacy of the music room backstage at “The Tonight Present” was put to significantly good use when the typically folk-leaning band the Head and the Coronary heart got here by, because the group cooked up a low-simmer model of one in every of their earliest songs, “Rivers and Roads,” with Jimmy Fallon in the midst of the motion. Selection has the premiere of the digital-only video.
That the Head and the Coronary heart have already got a number of lead vocalists doesn’t forestall Fallon from taking over that position right here, too, if just for one line. The host additionally will get in a little bit of piano-top percussion. However he’s setting any comedian instincts apart and immersing himself within the solemn hootenanny vibe that made the Head and the Coronary heart folk-rock favorites from the time they first emerged on the Seattle scene in 2009 and independently launched a file that very same 12 months that included “Rivers and Roads,” marking this as an unofficial 10th anniversary efficiency.
It’s undoubtedly the season for the valedictory-feeling “Rivers and Roads,” which opens with the traces “A 12 months from now we’ll all be gone / All our associates will transfer away…” Though what precisely will trigger this previous gang of theirs to interrupt up goes unstated, the anthemic sing-along ballad clearly speaks to graduating highschool or faculty seniors. Nevertheless it’s additionally been utilized in different eventualities the place associates are about to separate and has been favored by TV music supervisors for farewell moments. The music was used within the sequence finale of “Chuck” and a season four finale of “New Lady,” in addition to on the exhibits “How I Met Your Mom” and “The Good Physician.”
“Rivers and Roads” was by no means launched as a single however has remained a fan favourite because it appeared on the 2011 re-release of their self-titled debut album on the Sub Pop label. The group has gone on to signal with Warner Information and simply launched their fourth full-length, “Residing Mirage,” in Might.
This model of “Rivers and Roads” matches in with the comfortably cramped, mood-lit vibe that “The Tonight Present” has used lately for its “Cowl Room” digital sequence, though clearly, on this case, the Head and the Coronary heart are protecting themselves.