Just two weeks ahead of their debut LP, SECRETS, New Zealand hard rockers Written by Wolves have premiered the final advance single from the album, “As Long As It Takes,” over on Kerrang!
“In the best way possible, Written By Wolves sound like they’re at war with themselves,” Kerrang! writes in their premiere. “The Auckland, New Zealand, quintet play catchy, bombastic hard rock that’ll pique listeners’ interest from the start and never let go.”
Featuring a video shot and edited by guitarist Bahador Borhani and featuring up-and-coming New Zealand dance sensation Natasha Katavich, “As Long As It Takes” takes a personal turn for the band after releasing bombastic lead-off single “Tell Me What You’re Running From?” and title track “Secrets.”
“As Long As It Takes’ is a love song,” singer Michael Murphy tells Kerrang! “It is about meeting someone that you have an intense attraction and connection to and realizing that you will do anything and wait as long as it takes to be with that person.”
“As Long As It Takes” officially releases on Friday. SECRETS is out on November 8th.
Written By Wolves are undoubtedly one of the most exciting rock bands to burst out of New Zealand in recent years. Having spent the last three years perfecting their sound, touring rigorously, and netting a devoted fan base, the five-piece have emerged as the highest streamed rock band in New Zealand, having amassed more than 13 million streams worldwide and an added 10 million on YouTube.
“Tell Me What You’re Running From?” gives fans a first taste of their upcoming debut LP, Secrets, furthering their signature genre-bending blend of rock, pop, alternative and electronic music and tackling themes of inner turmoil and staying true to oneself. Vocalist Michael Murphy explains that the track “is all about fighting your own demons and being honest with yourself about what is holding you back in life. It intertwines fear of failure and fear of success and ultimately talks about no matter what the short term gain in running away from your demons may be, it will never fix them in the long run.”
“Written By Wolves are becoming a regular on the festival circuit… and it shows as each and every performance grows in strength.” – Ambient Light
“Big riffs, powerhouse vocals, epic grooves… and a live show to bring nearly any house down – Written By Wolves are definitely a band to watch out for.” – Libel Music
“I must start out by saying this: New Zealand’s own Written By Wolves really has their shit together.” – Jammerzine
“The aural and visual experience of Written by Wolves has never been anything short of bold, engaging and energizing.” – Radio13
“Written by Wolves are easily one of NZ’s best live bands with international star quality, in performance, live production, sound, lights, and best of course, musically.”- Muzic.net.nz
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