The official music video for ‘Turkana Boy’ premiered on Crave Online today!
Check out the story behind the song:
“Turkana Boy is a boy, believed to be 7 to 15 year-olds, who lived roughly 1.5 million years ago. His nearly full skeleton was found near Lake Turkana in Kenya, and it is one of the best-preserved relics of our ancient ancestors. I remember first reading about him as a graduate student studying human evolution in England. I found him fascinating, and the name great. I also love that there had been questions as to whether he was a boy or a girl and his exact age. It made it feel like he defines everyone’s youth, struggle, and journey on this earth. I later wrote the song ‘Turkana Boy’ from this boy’s perspective, how he lived, what he might think of our modern world, and what he might want to say to us. The chorus says “While your arms are trying to define me, I am unanswerable, insatiable, I am crawling out of time, what those of us are willing to climb, I am Turkana Boy, in your world, struggling for life”.
“We named the album after Turkana Boy because he is a force and energy I feel is in all of us. That, and I just think the name is awesome.”
Congrats to our very own Pardis!!! Her efforts in the Ebola Virus epidemic have helped save many lives.
You can read her mention on the website HERE. She is mentioned among many other astounding people including international leaders, writers, actors, comedians, musicians, and more.
Our official music video for “Turkana Boy” directed by Adio Ash is complete! It will be released in the next few weeks so be on the look out.
Hooray! Turkana Boy is OFFICIALLY released TODAY! You can get it everywhere including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc. Thanks so much for all your help and support!
Thousand Days official release of their album Turkana Boy is being released tomorrow, February 24th. Diffuser.FM gave first listen on their site today, check it out!
In addition to being in Thousand Days, Pardis is also Dr. Sabeti, a scientist who has been contributing to diagnosing the Ebola virus. Time Magazine named her Person of the Year, among other people fighting Ebola.
Read more from the article HERE
Rolling Stone featured Pardis with the tile “Meet the Indie-Rock Ebola Warrior”.
“There are many reasons albums get delayed, but Thousand Days’ fourth LP may be the first record that’s ever been held up by the outbreak of an infectious disease. “
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/meet-the-indie-rock-ebola-warrior-20141111#ixzz3ReNjWWNf
Written for the many who have put their lives at risk saving others during the Ebola outbreak. The women and men in this video are now back in Africa working as scientists to help fight this deadly disease. We hope that we let our world not be defined by the destruction of one virus, but illuminated by billions of hearts and minds together ‘in this fight always.’
Pardis was featured in Boston Globe’s Bostonians of the Year and was a Honorable Mention among others for her continuous fight against ebola. Check out the article HERE and congrats to Pardis on the awesome recognition!
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