San Diego reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid owe much of their success to the late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, who discovered the band in 1995 and signed them to his Skunk Records label. Twenty years later—and long after Nowell’s tragic death in 1996—the band continues to honor its connection to Sublime and the Southern California scene on its eighth studio album Meanwhile…Back at the Lab.
Frontman Miles Doughty wrote the single “The Prophet” when he was 16 years old and workshopped the track with Nowell, who recorded a version with Sublime that saw release on its Everything Under the Sun rarities collection. Now EW is pleased to exclusively premiere Slightly Stoopid’s washed-out, SoCal-loving music video for the track, which features clips of Nowell and Doughty jamming.
“He was just a cool cat—full of life and music!” Doughty says of Nowell. “We’d sit there for hours jamming. It was cool going through the old VHS tapes and finding the original ‘Prophet’ jams from my pad. To see the journey the song has gone through to get where it is today… I think Brad would be stoked! We miss him and his music.”
Slightly Stoopid’s summer tour begins today and runs through September. Relax and enjoy the good vibes in the video for “The Prophet,” directed by Jeff Pliskin and streaming below.