Earlier this month San Francisco-based The Drift released Blue Hour, their first album since the passing of founding member, Jeff Jacobs. Danny Grody tells Rolling Stone the hypnotic and tightly woven instrumental track "Luminous Friend" "was a bit of an anomaly for the album. Just seemed to come out of thin air. It was written shortly before going into the studio and around the time our very dear friend and member of the band Jeff Jacobs lost his courageous battle with cancer."
The band considers the melodic song to be a tribute to Jacobs. "Something about this piece felt very cathartic and really seemed to recall his soaring trumpet playing," Grody explains. "It seemed a fitting dedication to an amazing and talented person."
The Drift's Blue Hour was released on October 4th, but you can download "Luminous Friend" for free here.