Song Premiere: “Low” from Scott Tournet’s Second Album with Elektric Voodoo
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals founding guitarist Scott Tournet will release his second album with Elektric Voodoo on October 5. Animal is the follow-up to the eponymous debut from the group, which we described as “intriguing, enticing and engaging all at the same time—evidence of Elektric Voodoo’s ability to cast a hypnotic spell.” The collective expands on its “world beat rock & roll” with the new record and today we premiere “Low” from the forthcoming album.
Tournet tells Relix, “‘Low’ is lyrically the song I’ve been wanting to share the most off of this new record. It was somewhat inspired by the song ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon. That idea of imagining a different outcome or just taking a second to take stock of our beliefs and attitudes and double checking that they are in order was very attractive to me. It seemed like a nice place to reside for 5 minutes in the face of the day to day onslaught and division happening in our country. I felt disappointed in how far down our culture had gone and how it seems like only the loudest and most abrasive or offensive voice is heard nowadays…regardless of what they’re saying. At the same time, my wife and I just had our first child, Quinn, and with that comes a hopefulness a yearning for a good life for him. Out of these two conflicting energies, this song was born that I hope a lot of people can connect with.”
Elektric Voodoo is based in San Diego but in conjunction with the album release, will embark on their first-ever national tour, kicking things off in Phoenix on September 26.