“Less is More” is an uncomplicated anthem that doesn’t need to be situated during a pandemic to resonate. Introducing Lamar Williams Jr. as a solo artist, Williams collaborated with The New Mastersounds’ Joe Tatton prior to the band’s appearance at Jazz Fest 2019 tossing around ideas over a busted A/C and contemplating how life should be “Hakuna Matata” with everybody getting along. Williams reflects on how the human race tries to justify egotistical moments through social media, DIY culture, and getting caught up in the little things. “Tune into your reality and realize less is more,” he laments, “Tune into your family and what’s around you and be grateful for simplicity. These aren’t deep lyrics—they’re not drawn out. While writing this song, I realized that I don’t need everything and my brother’s right here with me. We’re just knocking this out.” The New Mastersounds laid the pavement during a session at Color Red Studios during their 20th anniversary shows in Denver and Williams recorded the final lyrics at his home in Atlanta. It’s a testament to Williams cementing himself as the band’s “5th member” and how this simpatico collaboration is only just the beginning of a musical match made in heaven.