“Schoenfeld” is the first of a batch of singles that Dead Poets Society will be releasing over the coming months. As we’ve worked endlessly on the new album we discovered that there were some tracks that didn’t really fit on The Bone Church, but they were tracks that we liked, and thoughtthat they should be made available to you.
Schoenfeld was inspired by the incredibly positive impact that Wa’s maternal grandmother, Leola, had on his life as a creative person. If she were alive, she would have been nearly 107 years old. The album cover is a photo of her taken around 1928. Her maiden name was Schoenfeld, which means “shining field” in German.
This track is an instrumental juxtaposition that takes that shining field and passes it through the pressure infused context of today’s modern world, much as the personality of Leola Schoenfeld once did. She was an unconventional woman, and this is an unconventional instrumental mix of electronica, rock, and jazz. We sincerely hope you enjoy it.
“Schoenfeld” is available for digital distribution through CDBaby now, and will be coming to iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Zune, eMusic, and many other digital distribution outlets in the weeks ahead.
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