Original lineup set to celebrate 20-year anniversary
Twenty years after the release of G. Love and Special Sauce's debut album, the original lineup of the revered hip-hop blues trio is back together for a new album, Sugar, and an extensive U.S. tour. In advance of the new studio set, due April 22nd, the group descended on Cadillac Jack's Diner for this black and white video, which was shot by Grammy-winning director Emmett Malloy. The clip puts the ferocious, harmonica-laden first single "Nothing Quite Like Home" in the company of vintage restaurant booths, a candy machine and a cigar store Indian.
"I had a good idea for a riff off an old hip hop sample which I changed up, flipped upside down and played with slide guitar," G. Love tells Rolling Stone of the song. "We cut it live with the trio at Brushfire in L.A. and added the 'B' section and drum break. I had been talking to Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons earlier in the summer about working on something and I sent him the instrumental we cut. He penned the lyrics and sent back a real tight demo over the instrumental. Later I added my vocals and got a helping hand from two of my favorite singers – Ben Harper, who just brought the chorus to another level, and Marc Broussard, who added some nice backgrounds."