[Cover photo credit to Sean Sakamoto]
Of the video, frontman Jade Devitt says:
“Highlights of Existence” channels the energy of our primary need for connection. The realization that we’re never that far apart when we sit down and raise a glass around a fire, or in the backyard. What’s at stake is the quality of our lives and the ability to problem solve, by the better angels of our nature.
Gale Forces was formed by Jade Devitt in 2014. After cutting his teeth in the 90’s Seattle music scene as drummer of Engine Kid (Revelation Records), and later as a member of This White Light (2017-2019) with Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Jade set out on a new musical experience as frontman.
The release of the self-titled 5 song EP Gale Forces in 2014, and full-length Strawberry Peak in 2017 were followed by several Northwest tours. In 2019 the band became a collaborative effort with Jade teaming up with bassist and producer Gabe Van Benschoten (Mossbreaker), and fellow Seattle alumni Isaac Carpenter (Awolnation, Adam Lambert) on drums, with Ryan Rapp rounding out on guitar.
The result is the band’s second album Highlights of Existence, blends their Punk and Alternative roots with boundary-pushing vocal deliveries.