Four decades after their last release, The Doors are back with new music. Listen to the lost track “She Smells So Nice” here!
Think you’ve heard it all from The Doors? Four decades after their last release, a new song is out. Take a listen to “She Smells So Nice,” featuring vocals from the late Jim Morrison, below!
The Doors’ “She Smells So Nice” was discovered recently while the band was putting together a special 40th anniversary double-CD edition of L.A. Woman. The album is filled with out-takes and alternate versions of classic songs like “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm.”
Speaking of the lost track “She Smells So Nice,” The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek told Complex, “I didn’t even know it existed. It was a surprise to all of us. Our producer/engineer Bruce Botnick was digging through all the out-takes and said ‘Hey! There’s a new song here.’ [Laughs.] ‘She Smells So Nice.’ And you know which part that is.”
The track features vocals from front man Jim Morrison, who passed away at age 27 in 1971. Fans of The Doors, seen here visiting the Père-Lachaise Cemetery to mark the 40th anniversary Jim Morrison’s death this past summer, are reacting positively to their first listen of “She Smells So Nice.”
“Sounds like the bluesy Doors that were together on L.A. Woman,” wrote one of the band’s over 10 million Facebook fans. “Jim’s voice sounds fairly strong on the song, which makes it good. Robby, Ray and John… brilliant as usual.”
New generations of music listeners have been introduced to The Doors through some of hip-hop’s biggest names sampling tracks — much to the delight of Ray Manzarek.
“We love it, man,” Manzarek said of The Doors’ work being sampled by the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West. “That’s like cross-culturalization. I mean, it’s great that black guys take from white guys, cause white guys sure as hell take from black guys. I’ll tell ya that. So I think it’s great. Let’s have inter-racial love. That’s what it’s all about — both sexual and musical. Works for me.”