Train has enlisted the help of country singer Cam and Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes for its new single, “Call Me Sir.” Released earlier this week, the track is the Grammy-winning Stern Show guests' first new song following the band's 2017 album "A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat."
“Call Me Sir,” sung with the two featured artists and Train frontman Pat Monahan alternating on verses, describes how a person's social status can sometimes skyrocket. In a note published to the band’s YouTube channel, Monahan revealed the track is actually based on a true story:
“Our new song, ‘Call Me Sir’ features Cam and Travie McCoy. It’s a true story and I love what these 2 bring to the song. Hope everyone will like this one as much as we love performing it,” he wrote.
Train has memorably joined the Stern Show several times over the years. When Monahan and company last visited in 2016, it was to promote an album comprised entirely of covers: “Train Does Led Zeppelin II.” Watch drummer Drew Shoals wow Howard by covering Zeppelin’s impressively difficult “Moby Dick” drum solo (below).
Watch the lyric video for Train, Cam, and Travie McCoy’s “Call Me Sir” (above) and get more info on Train's ongoing summer tour here.