With the legal battle between Incubus and Sony Music Entertainment behind it, the band is working on the follow-up to its double-platinum 2001 album, "Morning View." The new album will be released thr

With the legal battle between Incubus and Sony Music Entertainment behind it, the band is working on the follow-up to its double-platinum 2001 album, "Morning View." The new album will be released through Sony on Immortal/Epic Records.

Guitarist Mike Einziger tells Billboard the band has written 15 songs for the project and aims to return to the studio after its summer dates on Lollapalooza. The new record, which is being produced by Brendan O'Brien, will "probably be very shocking to some people," Einziger predicts. "I guess you could compare it to some of our older records that we've made. The spirit and exploratory nature of those records is sort of indicative of what our new material is going to sound like."

With the lawsuits resolved, Einzinger says he is excited to get back to making music. "We love Sony; they're our friends now," he jokes. "I'm pretty happy that I get to play music and not have to worry about all kinds of really evil, horrible things like [the lawsuit]."

The new album will be the first to feature former Roots member Ben Kenney, who replaced bassist Dirk Lance in early April.

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