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White Water, White Bloom - Meet Sea Wolf's Alex Church

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“I met and fell in love with a girl in Montreal while on tour with Irving, and just before signing with Dangerbird,” Church recalls. “And then, while touring behind the Sea Wolf record, I spent most of my time off in Montreal with her. Apart from 'Wicked Blood' and 'O Maria!,' which I wrote in Los Angeles, everything on White Water was written in Montreal, holed up in our little apartment, a block away from the river. That was all of last fall, winter and spring, so I was very much influenced by that experience, and a lot of the record is set there in my immediate surroundings, along with remembrances of being home on the West Coast.”

And you can tell. The sophomore release from Sea Wolf is much bigger then his debut both sonically and lyrically. White Water, White Bloom is filled with complex stories are woven into rich anthems filled with strings and baroque pop melodies. We caught up with Alex Church on the road somewhere in the middle of Texas to talk about his latest release. Here is some of what was said.

Sea Wolf - O Maria!