Vadawave, the band composed of husband and wife, Quinn Allman and Megan Joy, have announced their debut EP Out Of Body, which will be released on December 9th, 2016. Vadawave is a mixture of Quinn’s organic rock origins and electronic roots mixed with Megan’s sentimental lyrics and soulful melodies. The duo pumps out grungy rock riffs, indie dance jams, heartfelt ballads, and much in-between. The 6-song EP was written, recorded and produced by the couple. Today, the duo have premiered their new song “Escape”.
On the song, Joy explains, “Last year Quinn and I went through a very intense period of being passionately investigatory about the “The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ”, which is one of the largest Mormon Fundamentalist denominations and one of the largest organizations in the US whose members practice polygamy. We live near “Alta Academy”, which is a school/compound built and run by FLDS leader Warren Jeffs. They have recently torn the buildings down and built a new neighborhood but before they did Quinn and I walked through the “academy” and homes a couple times and it was very unsettling.
We also found inspiration for the song after reading the book, “Escape” by Carolyn Jessop. She is an incredibly brave and heroic woman who was born and raised in the cult but found the strength to escape after a horrific arranged marriage wherein she was abused to every extent of the word by her “husband”, “sister-wives” and many of their older children. This book affected me deeply. After all our research and overflowing passion, we decided we needed to channel some of our anger and heartbreak for these people into music. We went through Quinn’s ideas and the music to this song was immediately apparent. Writing this song felt amazing and is a channel for our feelings about Warren Jeffs and the FLDS in general but we are still raging inside and looking for any ways we can help the people trapped in the cult or the many who have escaped or been kicked out and are now lost in this world.”
Vada Wave – 2016 – From the Album “Out Of Body” In Stores Dec 9 2016