An powerhouse of American music since the early 1970s, Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles has spent the past half-century blurring the lines between Rock & Roll, Blue-Eyed Soul, California Country, and Folk. Leading up to the May 6th release of his seventh solo album Day by Day, the singer, songwriter and bassist has shared second single, “Heartbeat,” along with a lyric video.
“Heartbeat” is built on a subtle R&B groove reminiscent of The Eagles rhythmic classic “I Can’t Tell You Why” that Schmit sang and co-wrote with Don Henley and Glenn Frey. In the song, he gets inside what makes long-term relationships work: “devotion, commitment and respect, plus the shared understanding that the two people also exist as individuals”. “Heartbeat” follows the March 18th release of the “Simple Man” single and video.
Schmit recorded the 12 songs on Day by Day during breaks in The Eagles’ busy schedule, utilizing his home studio known as Mooselodge in a rural pocket of Los Angeles County. This is his third consecutive self-penned album and it features guests Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham, John Fogerty, Benmont Tench, Jim Keltner, John McFee and Kenny Wayne Sheppard, as well as many other musicians and singers.