Alan Evans’ Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers Release ‘As Far As We Know’ Single
Soulive drummer Alan Evans released a new single, “As Far As We Know,” through his Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers project via Vintage League Music. The song features vocals from Brother GoodLove, the nom de plume of Stephane Detchou.
Detchou wrote the lyrics and added tabbourine and hand claps to the Alan Evans composition. “As Far As We Know” also sees contributions from Darby Wolf (Wurlitzer electric piano), Ryan Hommel (acoustic baritone guitar), Alex Lee-Clark (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn), Brian Thomas (trombone) and Cynthia Tolson (strings). Evans rounded out the track on drums, bass and guitar. He detailed the song in a statement.
I originally wrote the music for ‘As Far As We Know’ back in May 2019 with another VLM project in mind. I knew that I wanted to have Stephane (Brother GoodLove) singing on this song from the beginning. I didn’t realize that Stephane would turn that working title into such beautiful and powerful lyrics—I was really blown away when he sent me the first demo of the vocal and couldn’t wait to get it into full production but for whatever reason, it wasn’t the right time. But once I had the idea for the new Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers album, ‘As Far As You Know’ being included was a no brainer. So during quarantine, Stephane cut the vocals and I called on my Vintage League Music family of musicians to fill out the song and the rest is history. Without a doubt, it’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written.
Listen to Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers’ “As Far As We Know” below: