Trend-busting, genre-agnostic rockers The Nearly Deads have released “Wild,” an introspective departure that Glide Magazine christened “a symphonically theatrical winner that swoons with grace and tenderness of Adore -era Smashing Pumpkins.” Featuring an almost Flamenco-style fingerpicked melody, and a sweeping bed of lush orchestration, the resolutely majestic daydream is the third offering from the band’s forthcoming sophomore set, We Are The Nearly Deads, due out on June 2nd.
With each of the band members lending their creative direction for the album’s initial four singles, Texas-born rhythm guitarist Javier Garza Jr painted the frame of the song’s gorgeous landscape.
Shares Garza Jr.:
“While writing a handful of parts for the new album, trying to come up with some rock songs similar to Nirvana meets Green Day, I took a break and started fingerpicking some ideas which really resonated with TJ and Steve. Inspired, they added some additional parts and then we had violinist Nate Leath guest on the track and it’s turned into this whole production.”
The official video for “Wild” was directed by Filipino-African American film director, screenwriter, and producer, and IMDB Film Award winner Josh Lovett, whose crisp and expressive style was coupled with artful choreography and interpretive dance from FreshTalent Group’s Bianca Rocha.
The group, which also features lead guitarist Steven Tobi, drummer Josh Perrone, and Theresa Jeane, their inimitable vocalist, rocketed to stardom with the playful-yet-powerful “Never Look Back,” and its 10 million strong zombie-filled music video. The kinetic energy of NLB provided an apt soundtrack to the exhilarating catharsis of out-running infected in The Last of Us, out-maneuvering the walking dead, both literally and figuratively.
The forthcoming 10-song full-length, We Are The Nearly Deads, was produced by Brian Craddock of Daughtry acclaim. With a vast array of sonic palettes and influences, Craddock, who’s also helped pen anthems for Theory of a Deadman and Timbaland, helped fine-tune the creative vision of the veteran hitmakers.
We Are The Nearly Deads Track Listing:
1. Wild Relentless
2. I’m Coming Home
6. Redemption Story
9. Leap of Faith