The original band aren’t so much alive as they are “undead.” In this song, a person writes to their lover, anticipating their release from prison. Given the subject matter, it’s a surprisingly happy sounding song.

Over the past decade or so, the two Shadow artists have gotten together for a few volumes of Shadows. Very early in his career, one of artists played in a band with Michael Stipe called Community Tolls. The other was topping the pop charts in the 80’s.

The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Flying Dog Brewery.