"The Zephyr Song" was the second single of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way", and like the other singles from the album was released in two parts. Each contains two studio b-sides, in the case of this release "Body of Water" and "Someone" (note that this CD may be identified by the placement of the band name BELOW the song title).
The title track is a breezy pop song, truthfully one I'm not overly fond of-- I actually quite enjoyed many pieces on "By the Way", but this one lacked any real bite to it.
"Body of Water" is an intriguing piece as a b-side-- it actually sounds more like a Seattle alternative piece than an L.A. alternative piece, with sludgy guitars and a two part harmony on the vocal. But the real gem on this is "Someone"-- a beautiful ballad with a fantastic guitar line washed in superb vocal harmonies, it stands up as one of the best ballads the Peppers have ever done, even if it betrays its Burt Bacharach/Phil Spector/Brian Wilson lineage.
All in all, this one is well worth acquiring, even for more casual fans, the two b-sides are superb. Recommended.