An icon of American music since the early 1970s, TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT of The Eagles has spent the past half-century in a creative whirl, blurring the lines between rock & roll, blue-eyed soul, California country, and folk. Leading up to the May 6 release of his seventh solo album DAY BY DAY, the singer, songwriter and bassist has shared its second single, “Heartbeat,” along with a lyric video. Watch the video here and listen to the song here.
“Heartbeat” is built on a subtle R&B groove reminiscent of the Eagles rhythmic classic “I Can’t Tell You Why” that TIMOTHY sang and co-wrote with Don Henley and Glenn Frey. In the song, he candidly gets inside what makes long-term relationships work: devotion, commitment and respect, plus the shared understanding that the two people also exist as individuals: “…you don’t own me/And I don’t own you/All we do is love one another/Two lucky people/Who know how to work things through.”
“Heartbeat” follows the March 18 release of the “Simple Man” single and video, which was praised by Rock And Blues Muse: “One word about ‘Simple Man’ by Timothy B. Schmit–gorgeous” (3/18/22).
DAY BY DAY highlights his enduring appetite for new sounds and timeless melodies. He recorded the album’s 12 songs during breaks in the Eagles' busy schedule, utilizing his home studio known as Mooselodge--nestled into a rural pocket of Los Angeles County, with the Santa Monica Mountains looming outside--to capture a sound that's as eclectic as its creator. On DAY BY DAY, his third consecutive self-penned album, guests like Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham, John Fogerty, Benmont Tench, Jim Keltner, John McFee and Kenny Wayne Sheppard all make appearances, as well as many other fine musicians and singers.
As noted by Ultimate Classic Rock, the album “…ranges from the rich harmonics of ‘Simple Man’ to the rocking ‘Mr. X.’ Elsewhere, the Band-like Americana of ‘Grinding Stone,’ the Caribbean flavor of ‘I Come Alive and the rich orchestrations of ‘Taste Like Candy" boast further sonic ventures” (3/18/22).
The DAY BY DAY track listing is as follows:
THE NEXT RAINBOW
QUESTION OF THE HEART
SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW
I COME ALIVE
FEATHER IN THE WIND
TASTE LIKE CANDY
WHERE WE BELONG