Lotus Shares New Single & Video For "Watching the Distant Storm"

Article Contributed by Greg Knight | Published on Friday, June 7, 2024

Longstanding American jamtronica quartet Lotus is thrilled to announce the release of their latest studio single and accompanying music video, "Watching the Distant Storm." The single, released today, invites listeners to experience the magnificent beauty of nature through music.  

Inspired by the breathtaking spectacle of a thunderstorm rolling across a scenic horizon, "Watching the Distant Storm" encapsulates the spellbinding sensation of witnessing nature's raw power. This evocative track combines retro synth layers, cut-up vocal samples, and funky guitar and bass to create an emotional groove that transforms an initially melancholy motif into a vivid, emotive experience.

"Watching the Distant Storm" is the second single from Lotus's highly anticipated studio album, "How to Dream in Color," scheduled for release on July 11. The album, Lotus’ eleventh studio project, is a wholly unique listening experience that exemplifies their ability to paint a visual landscape through music.

Accompanying the single is a vibrant music video, edited by Lotus bassist Jesse Miller. The psychedelic video features live concert footage from acclaimed director MK Devo, combined with swirling, kaleidoscopic visuals. The impressive suite of media surrounding “Watching the Distant Storm” is a fitting counterpart to the album single “How Do I Come Down,” released on May 3rd.

WATCH | “Watching The Distant Storm” Music Video

LISTEN | “Watching The Distant Storm”

WATCH | “How Do I Come Down” Lyric Video

Alongside limited edition merch packages, exclusive first pressings of "How to Dream in Color" on vinyl are now available for pre-order. A stunning minimalist album sleeve contains a 2 LP, 140g vinyl in blue/white marble (side A/B) and ultraclear (side C/D).

PRE-ORDER | “How to Dream in Color” Vinyl + Merch

PRE-SAVE | “How to Dream in Color” Album

Lotus’ summer tour is in full swing and this week, the band heads to Colorado for a series of shows at several acclaimed venues. Following the Colorado run, the band will perform a very special album release show on July 11 at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, offering fans an intimate setting to experience the new album, "How to Dream in Color," played in full. Subsequent summer appearances include Lake George, NY’s Rock the Dock , Thornville, OH’s Secret Dreams Festival, Springfield, MA’s The Big E Arena, and the band’s flagship annual festival, Summerdance, at Garrettsville, OH’s Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit lotusvibes.com.

Lotus Summer Tour 2024 Dates

June 5 + 6 - Old Town Pub, Steamboat Springs, CO

June 7 - Mountains of Music, Vail, CO

June 8 - Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO

July 11 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA (Special Album Release Show)

July 13 - Rock The Dock, Lake George, NY

July 18 - Secret Dreams Festival, Thornville, OH

September 15 - The Big E Arena, Springfield, MA