“ ‘Thunderstorms’ is an honest reflection that questions faith, and its sometimes disillusionment,” Austin-bred troubadour Evan Ogden shares about his new single. The track appears on his forthcoming album, Undone, set for release on July 31.
With his Texas roots, Ogden is no stranger to the intensity of storms, or the static charge in the air as the tempest approaches. “The calm as those storms roll in can bring an anticipation and anxiety that forces you to acknowledge the storm within,” Ogden reflects. “This was the feeling I had when I wrote ‘Thunderstorms.’ For me, it was a very spiritual experience.” He lyrically wrangles the twisting winds of his inner turmoil. “This honest conversation with God lays everything out on the line.”
Ogden draws inspiration from the classics–sounds he first heard on his grandfather’s records–yet he embraces enough of a modern touch to cross generations. “Thunderstorms” is anchored by gentle acoustic guitar while deftly contrasted by a swell of its electric counterpart, perfectly highlighting the swirling emotional storm in Ogden’s twang-soaked lyrics. It will quickly find a place on many playlists this year as we all face our own tumult, listening to the slowly simmering storms around us.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Thunderstorms” from Evan Ogden: