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Art Feynman Shares New Single/Video “Passed Over”- New Album “Be Good The Crazy Boys” out November 10th via Western Vinyl

August 27, 2023
Photo Credit:  Aubrey Trinnaman


Shares new single & video “Passed Over”
Album ‘Be Good The Crazy Boys’ out Nov 10th via Western Vinyl 

Art Feynman — the eccentric alter ego of accomplished visual artist and producer Luke Temple — presents the new single, “Passed Over,” from his forthcoming album, Be Good The Crazy Boys, out November 10th on Western Vinyl.

“Passed Over” explores struggling with FOMO — “I’m ok to be passed over // Let them have it // I don’t care” — a narrative that would be relatable if the song didn’t sound so completely unhinged. Across a vast psychedelic palette, “Passed Over” features a robotic instrumental breakdown and an out-of-this-world saxophone performance from Nicole McCabe. On the track, Art Feynman offered “It can be refreshing to decide to eat last, it’s stressful if you’re always needing to be at the front of the line” 

“Passed Over” engulfs the audience with this wealth of immersive beats, progressive touches and vivid textures. This rhythmic hook exceeds the exploration, pulling in the audience as they fixate on the expressive nature of the structure and the addictive qualities of this creation. Art’s vocal notes soar above the grandeur of the landscape and give this charismatic touch, layering elements with these hypnotic lyrics.

Until now, Art Feynman has strictly been a solo act, a way for Temple to explore surprising sonic landscapes without the burdens of identity. Be Good The Crazy Boys was recorded live in-studio with a full band. The result captures a spirit of restless anxiety, and recalls the most frenetic work by Talking Heads, or Oingo Boingo at their darkest. “Sonically, I was inspired by records that were recorded at the late Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas such as Grace Jones’ ‘Private Life,’ Lizzy Mercier Descloux’s Mambo Nassau, and Talking Heads’ Remain in Light.” Despite these callbacks, Be Good The Crazy Boys remains firmly rooted in modern concerns, with songs about fearing the end of the world and struggling with FOMO — narratives that would be relatable if they didn’t sound so completely unhinged. 

Slightly twisted takes on Kosmische musik, worldbeat, and art pop can be found scattered across the Art Feynman discography, but with Be Good The Crazy Boys, Temple fully immerses himself into pools of collective madness. With Be Good The Crazy Boys, Art Feynman proves to be more than just a character. He represents the part of the modern, collective consciousness that’s struggling to maintain balance in a toxic, chaotic world. In less skilled hands, that concept could result in a very somber listen. Fortunately, when Art Feynman gets his hands on the chaos of the modern age, it simply makes you want to dance. 

Temple explains, “To me, there was a lot of energy that needed to be released as the result of living in isolation for six years. It also seems to speak to a general anxiety we’re all holding, but it’s expressed in a cathartic way.” It’s this acknowledgement of general anxiety that separates Feynman from the other fictional personas that have been cropping up in the music world lately. Feynman doesn’t sound suave, confident, or even heartbroken in these songs; it sounds like he’s on the verge of a panic attack.

Be Good The Crazy Boys track list:
1. Early Signs of Rhythm
2. In CD
3. Therapy at 3pm
4. All I Can Do
5. He Dances Light
7. Chasing My Life
8. Desperately Free
9. I Do


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