Blackout Balter Releases New Song “Wild One”
- Nashville-based alt-rock band Blackout Balter has released a new song “Wild One” with an accompanying music video.
The track is the second single off of their upcoming debut album “Animal”, which is set to be released on July 24, 2020.
“Wild One is a nod to the military 'Jody' song format—a call and response song, sung during military marches. I love the way this format lends itself to somewhat of a haunting aesthetic," frontman Phil Cohen said of the song. "It's a passionate song, jam-packed with attitude and raw emotion. When we recorded Wild One, I thought we'd just keep it as a demo for the next album, as I wrote this song after the others had already been recorded. But we all really liked the song's character and grit, and it quickly became one of our favorites.”
- He said of the video, “'Wild One' deserved a big video that had attitude, energy, and grit; so when Mike [the video producer/director] came to us and said a bank heist would be the perfect narrative backdrop for the song, we were all in. We met some strange characters during the shoot, as it was essentially shot at a Spahn Ranch-esque commune in Nashville, but we really had a lot of fun making this video.”
He added, “I like to say that we were wearing bandanas before coronavirus was cool. I know it's not really something to joke about, but it's a strange coincidence that—about a week after we shot this video—everyone started wearing bandanas and other face-coverings as protection. We were just trying to rob a bank, pre-Corona.”
The album contains 14-track, produced by Jeremy Ferguson. It is available to pre-order here.
- source : Variance Magazine