Joyous Wolf have premiered an animated video for their new single “Odyssey.” You can check that out below:
Nick Reese told American Songwriter the following about the song:
“I was inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey since that story has always been profoundly impactful on my life. I knew that I wanted to write a song about it, but I wanted to modernize it, I wanted to focus on the emotional and deep familial aspects of the story.”
He also added the following about the video:
“I think the above all theme is positive feelings, the song is about hope through the turbulence, and I believe the video illustrates that hope. No matter the obstacle, the loss, or barrier, keep moving forward.”
Joyous Wolf have premiered a new video for their song “Quiet Heart.” This track is from the band’s latest EP “Place in Time.”
Frontman Nick Reese told Loudwire the following about the song:
“I wrote it about the first time I ever really fell in love with somebody — you know when you’re in your early teens and it happens really hard for the first time, and you feel like if you don’t let that person know then you’re gonna explode [laughs].
It’s not so much about the romantic aspect as much as it’s about the fact that I was a really shy person growing up, and I was proud of myself, I guess, that I was even able to go through with it. I think a necessary step of growing up is being able to tell somebody how you feel, whether it’s love, dislike or anything. Coming clean to somebody for your own sanity.”
He also added the following about the video:
“Talking with the director, Natalie, she was like, ‘What are you trying to convey?’ It was mostly a very simple idea of the light and the darkness in the hearts of people. That’s something I really wanted to try and come across, and I think in a way it did because there’s two very different sides to the video. There’s a very spectacle side of it with the lights, and there’s also a very shadowy, dark visual to it as well. I feel like it’s a clash of that.
“I feel that there’s a dark side to people, everybody has one of different shapes and sizes. I figure there’s a lot of darkness in the hearts of people. But I do believe that in most people, what keeps them strong and what keeps them determined is the shining light in the middle — that’s just how I visualize it. It’s really all just about that it doesn’t matter how dark everything is around you. If there’s a little bit of light, you can make a lot of light and a lot of good.”
Joyous Wolf recently released their new EP “Place In Time” and it is definitely a must have for any rock fan.
The group waste no time by launching into the energetic track “Had Enough.” The song sets the tone for the record while showcasing the band’s impeccable musicianship and soulful vocals. This trend only continues as the straight up rockers “Quiet Heart” and “Said Too Much” blast through the speakers.
In fact, “Said Too Much” is actually one of the highlights of the EP. It’s a little heavier and has the kind of masterful guitar work that makes you want to listen to it again and again. The same can be said about the effort’s title track, which contains all the band’s strongest elements mixed with catchy lyrics.
However, things start to change a bit when “Feel The Low” comes in. It’s much slower than the other tracks on the EP, but it proves the band aren’t afraid to shake things up by throwing in a ballad that’s pumped full of emotion. The softness doesn’t last too long though, because the group return to their hard rockin’ form with “Mother Rebel.”
Everything eventually culminates in the closing track “Undesired,” which is arguably the best song on the EP. It is just pure, unadulterated rock n’ roll that truly captures the essence of the band.
All in all, “Place In Time” is an amazing EP that only further cements the fact that rock music is alive and well.
Joyous Wolf have announced that their new EP “Place In Time” will be released on April 19. You can stream the title track and “Quiet Heart” from the effort below:
Joyous Wolf have premiered a new video for their cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen,” via Loudwire. The band commented:
“We wanted to pay our respects to a band that inspires us and also bring their music to a newer generation.”
Joyous Wolf have released a new song titled “Slow Hand,” along with a cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” These are the band’s first tracks since signing to Roadrunner Records.
Joyous Wolf have announced that they have signed a new deal with Roadrunner Records. The band said the following:
“As of today, we are officially signed to Atlantic Records on the Roadrunner Records label!!! There are no words to express how unbelievably grateful we are to our friends, family, and relentless management team! We could not have ever made it without the incredible amount of inspiration from our hometown Orange County, CA. We will never stop fighting for everyone’s support, this is just the beginning!”
Joyous Wolf have shared an acoustic version of their track “Turning Blue.” This song is from the band’s upcoming album “Enigma.”