Watch the Guess Who’s New Video for ‘In America’
The Guess Who released a video for their track “In America,” which appears on their latest album The Future IS What It Used to Be.
The Canadian band’s 20th LP was released in September and features original drummer Garry Peterson, bassist Rudy Sarzo, singer Derek Sharp (aka D#), guitarist Will E. and keyboardist Leonard Shaw.
You can watch the video below and check out the first single, "Playin' on the Radio," here.
“I never dreamed that I would get a chance to record an album, after 40 years, in the same way, and with the same recording gear that we used in the '60s and '70s,” Peterson said in a statement. “This was truly a blessing for me and a humbling, cathartic experience for my musical soul. Thank you to all my bandmates, and everyone who helped make it a reality. I hope our fans enjoy it as much as I do."
Describing the LP as “a joy an and honor to create,” D# admitted, “As version 3.0 of this iconic band, we had our work cut out for us. The challenge in this type of situation is always to be true to the heartroots of the original blueprint, as well as being able to journey onwards into an inspired future, incorporating the new energies that we bring to the experience, as you do in any family, generation after generation. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did."
Sarzo, known for his work with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne, among others, said it had been a great experience to work with Peterson since joining the Guess Who in 2016. “That makes such a difference,” he said in an interview (via Blabbermouth). “[Y]ou're actually locking into the original feel and rhythm, the intent, [what] the foundation of the song is all about. It's not an interpretation watered down from five generations of different percussionists coming into the group. It's very hard to find all the original components, and this really gives me an opportunity to get the sense of the real deal."