Listen to ‘Tides’ from Jimmy Buffett’s new album, “Songs From St Somewhere”!

{IMAGE VIA - cheekymonkeysarnia.ca} His new Songs From St. Somewhere, recorded over the past five years in studios from Key West, Fla., to Nashville, is packed with vintage lounge-y grooves. Highlights include the booze-and-beach jams "Somethin' 'Bout a Boat," "Einstein Was a Surfer" and the undeniably catchy lead single, "Too Drunk to Karaoke," a high-energy duet with Toby Keith. "There were some things in my checkered past that were [what] I would call research for this song," says Buffett. So when was the last time he was too drunk to sing karaoke? "Nantucket, about five years ago," he says. "It was my own song! I couldn't remember the words!"

{IMAGE VIA - cheekymonkeysarnia.ca} His new Songs From St. Somewhere, recorded over the past five years in studios from Key West, Fla., to Nashville, is packed with vintage lounge-y grooves. Highlights include the booze-and-beach jams “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Boat,” “Einstein Was a Surfer” and the undeniably catchy lead single, “Too Drunk to Karaoke,” a high-energy duet with Toby Keith. “There were some things in my checkered past that were [what] I would call research for this song,” says Buffett. So when was the last time he was too drunk to sing karaoke? “Nantucket, about five years ago,” he says. “It was my own song! I couldn’t remember the words!

Jimmy Buffett‘s 31st album is full of chill evocations of island life, from “Einstein Was a Surfer” to “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Boat.” His music is an island, too – a place apart where country, old-guy rock, jokey storytelling and Caribbean rhythms lap into one another. Buffett clearly has Wi-Fi on his boat (“Useless But Important Informationtakes a shot at Twitter, andI’m No Russianreferences persecuted punks Pussy Riot). But he’s most likable drifting away from the real world, as on “Too Drunk to Karaoke,” a duet with Toby Keith, and “Tides,” an ode to his own flip-flops-rocking leisure that could make a landlubber jealous.

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