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Encyclopedia > Drive (Incubus song)
"Drive" cover
Single by Incubus
from the album
Make Yourself
Released 1999
Recorded May - June 1999 in Los Angeles, California
Genre Rock
Length 3:52
Label Epic/Immortal
Writer(s) Incubus
Producer(s) Scott Litt
Incubus singles chronology
"Wish You Were Here"

"Drive" is a song by American Alternative Rock band Incubus, from their 1999 album Make Yourself. It was released as a single in 2001, and eventually reached the top of Billboard's modern rock charts. The music video is based on M.C. Escher's Drawing Hands. This song is sometimes mistakenly called "Water Over Wine".[citation needed] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Incubus is a five-piece alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... Make Yourself is an album by the alternative rock band Incubus, released by Sony on October 26, 1999. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) other events of 1999 Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 list of years in music 1990s in music // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type mayor-council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  465. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Epic Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Immortal Records is a record label distributed through Epic Records. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Incubus is a five-piece alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Scott Litt is an American record producer who mostly works with artists in the alternative rock genre and is probably best known for producing six R.E.M. albums (Document, 1987; Green, 1988; Out of Time, 1991; Automatic for the People, 1992; Monster, 1994; and New Adventures in Hi-Fi... Incubus is a five-piece alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... Wish You Were Here is the name of: Wish You Were Here (album), a 1975 album by Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (1975 song), a song included in that album Wish You Were Here (Rednex song), a song by Rednex Wish You Were Here (musical), a 1952 Broadway musical... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Incubus is a five-piece alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... Make Yourself is an album by the alternative rock band Incubus, released by Sony on October 26, 1999. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... Hand with Reflecting Sphere (Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror), 1935. ...


Musical qualities and influences

The song is what is widely described as mellow, featuring mostly acoustic instruments and grounded both musically and lyrically in a very relaxing and overly positive ambiance. It is in the musical key of E minor and, while technically simple, consists of fundamental jazz chords that are scarcely seen in pop music, but commonly utilized by guitarist Mike Einziger in other Incubus songs. Mellow might refer to: Mellow is an English word which is synonym to smooth or relaxed. ... Acoustic music can refer to music that solely or primarily uses acoustic instruments, such as the acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, cello, and voice. ... E minor is a musical minor scale based on the note E, consisting of the pitches E, F#, G, A, B, C, D# and E . ... This article is intended to describe and explain some of the chords and chord symbols which are commonly found in Jazz music. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Image:Mikeeinziger. ...


When played live, the song is performed in a number of different ways; Unplugged with Mike and Brandon, the full band with Mike playing Guitar, or the remixed version, centering around Ben Kenney's amplified and reconstructed bass melodies, with Mike playing an electric piano (as seen on the Alive at Red Rocks DVD). Alive at Red Rocks is a live DVD and bonus CD by the band Incubus. ...

Music video

The music video is a simple jam session intercut with an animation of Brandon Boyd drawing himself. Brandon on stage at a recent show. ...


  • "Drive" ( file info) — play in browser (beta)
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Image File history File links IncubusDrive. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Incubus is a five-piece alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ...

External links

  • Drive Guitar Tab
Preceded by
"Butterfly" by Crazy Town
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
March 3, 2001
Succeeded by
"It's Been Awhile" by Staind
v  d  e
Brandon Boyd | Mike Einziger | Jose Pasillas | DJ Chris Kilmore | Ben Kenney
Alex Katunich | Gavin Koppell
Studio albums: Fungus Amongus | S.C.I.E.N.C.E. | Make Yourself | Morning View | A Crow Left of the Murder... | Light Grenades
Live albums: Live at Lollapalooza 2003 | Live in Japan 2004 | Live in Sweden 2004 | Live in Malaysia 2004
DVDs: When Incubus Attacks Volume 2 | Morning View Sessions | Alive at Red Rocks
EPs: Enjoy Incubus | When Incubus Attacks Volume 1
Singles: "A Certain Shade of Green" | "Pardon Me" | "Stellar" | "Drive" | "Wish You Were Here" | "Warning" | "Nice to Know You" | "Are You In?" | "Circles" | "Megalomaniac" | "Talk Shows on Mute" | "Agoraphobia" | "Make a Move" | "Anna-Molly" | "Dig" | "Love Hurts"



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