S.O.B. was the first singe from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)

“Hey, who are those guys that do that S.O.B. song?”

That’s something we’ve heard a lot at 100.3 The Q! in the past months.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats released one of the most interesting albums of 2015. Their self-titled debut is a welcome jolt of soul and R&B from the Denver-based singer and songwriter. He delivers a riveting performance that’s fresh and true to its ’60s inspired soul roots.

The first single, S.O.B. (“Son of a bitch, give me a drink!”) was almost never released. Rateliff told Rolling Stone magazine the song is a troubled song about drinking your life away after a breakup. Word is he didn’t plan to record it.

Keep an ear open for another song from the album. The Q! has picked I Need Never Get Old as another gem worth hearing from their latest self-titled album.

Here’s footage of the song performed live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

 

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