While working on a project, I happened to stumble across a cool little tune performed by pianist David Benoit on his 2002 album Fuzzy Logic. The song is “Then The Morning Comes” and it turns out it was originally performed by Smash Mouth from its hit 1999 album Astro Lounge, the one that has the big hit “All Star” (which I know best from the film Rat Race).
”Then The Morning Comes” was the group’s first hit single, later eclipsed by the even more popular “All Star,” and it also became famed for its use in a Nissan commercial. But one of the most interesting things about the song is that it’s co-written by the group’s Greg Camp (who left Smash Mouth in 2008) and the late great composer John Barry - yes, that John Barry - the man behind the music of James Bond (and Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves etc.).