Riding the success of their latest album, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings, Counting Crows are trying to figure out which single they'll choose next from their diverse new album; according to the band's guitarist David Immergluck, this is a common problem.
"We've always had trouble distilling what we do down to one song," Immergluck told Alternative Addiction. "If you don't know us, and you are only getting exposed to us by songs we've had on the radio, you're not really catching what Counting Crows is really all about. We've had trouble in the past really representing ourselves with one song. We're not like AC/DC; we don't deliver the same thing on every track."
The band's diverse sound hasn't hindered their radio success in any way, as they've had a string of top 25 hits. Their latest is 'You Can't Count On Me', also from their new album.
"We've had success on the radio, [but] if you take those songs by themselves, they don't really encapsulate what Counting Crows is," says Immergluck. "Songs like 'Big Yellow Taxi' and 'Accidentally In Love' - we've had huge success with those songs, and they've allowed us to go to places we have never been and play to more people. But if you just take those songs by themselves, that's not all that Counting Crows is about."
Immergluck wouldn't give any information on which song the band is leaning towards. Due to it's success on iTunes and the response at live shows, many expect the next release to be 'Come Around', the final song off of the Sunday Morning portion of the disc.
The band is currently on a co-headlining tour with Maroon 5 which wraps up in early October. As they have been on the road nearly non-stop since their album was released this spring, they are planning a much deserved break afterwards.
As for their next album, Immergluck says the band has no immediate plans. "Could be three years from now, could be six years from now. I don't know, we exist on our own timetable."