Let it be known that the soothing sounds of Ben Harper got me through some particularly rough patches in the early goings of Beaston: the College Years. So any time I come across new tunes from the dude, along with his ever-changing band lineup, I revert to a much simpler time when a simple song could make all seem right with the world.
From Harper's latest realease, White Lies for Dark Times, with new backing band. Relentless7, comes the sensually-funky cut, Lay There and Hate Me. Just that song title alone gives me the vapors, ya dig?
Now, Ben and the dudes have released a video for the track in two separate versions. Below, you'll find their live performance on Letterman, the clean edit here, and if you jump over to Playboy, you can view the explicit cut. Sexy!