Fruit Bats “Waking Up In Los Angeles” – could be somewhere else, just happens to be LA

Photo: Annie Beedy

Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats have a new song out, the first newly composed material since 2021’s ‘The Pet Parade’ and the following single ‘Rips Me Up.‘  Which might well be due to his commitment to the mighty Bonny Light Horseman.  However, it was clearly time to get the Fruit Bats mojo going again – since the band will be heading out on a North American tour next April.

This is a sad song masquerading as a happy one,” Johnson says. “Or maybe vice versa? This might be the first song I’ve written where the first verse is a disclaimer – and, yes, I am talking to YOU with this one. This is about spiritual homes, the geography of the heart, and waking up in a weird, hard world where the birds still sing.”


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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