Video Premiere: The Evangenitals “Turbulent Flow”
The new studio record from The Evangenitals was inspired by Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick; or, The Album. As the group's co-founder and vocalist Juli Crockett Feldman explains, â€śMoby Dick is one of those iconic texts that has a life beyond its pages. People who have never read the book still have an understanding of its themes and its characters. Much like Don Quixote, characters like Captain Ahab and the White Whale transcend literature and enter the realm of the symbolic. Great works of art arenâ€™t satisfied with being passively received; we are meant to engage, challenge, and play with them. The greatness of great literature is in its ability to respond with resiliency to the times, over ages and eons. Without changing a word, they somehow manage to consistently change our lives.â€ť
Today we premiere the new video from the recording. Feldman offers, "I've had a geeky obsession with the phenomenon of turbulence for a long time. The original idea for the song floated around in my head for years, but I knew I needed help writing it, as it was a new sound that I wasn't going to be able to pluck out on an acoustic guitar sitting in my room by myself. We were almost finished with the album (determining song order) when our bassist, Joey Maramba turned to me and said, 'I wish we had just ONE more song on the record, something a little edgy.' And this old idea popped into my head. I said, I have a song about turbulence I wanna write, but you and Mike need to help me write it." What resulted was one of the greatest cowriting and execution experiences in the history of my life."