New Zealand’s highest streaming rock band, Written By Wolves, have just unleashed a fresh cut from their forthcoming EP, The Collab Project.
The soaring, emotional ‘Always & Forever’ is described by lead vocalist Michael Murphy as his favourite song he’s ever written.
“The concept behind this song is no matter what you are going through, no matter what is happening, if the world was about to end, who would you want to be with,” the singer explains.
“I felt that situation and sentiment would strip your thoughts and decisions down to their most truthful and pure. From there, we set about creating a piece of music befitting of the sentiment.”
The song has even more emotional weight for the vocalist because it features Becks, a celebrated New Zealand musical theatre actress, who also happens to be his my wife.
“The song is written about her so to have her singing on it is a bit of a dream come true,” Murphy adds.
“After she had finished recording her parts we sat down and listened and it was as if I was hearing the song for the first time, as if this is how it was always meant to sound – and it had been right in front of me all along… With everything that has happened in the last year and half, the sentiment of this song feels even more fitting now.”
You can watch the cinematic official music video below.
Meanwhile, Written By Wolves’ The Collab Project will reach our ears on September 17, featuring tracks re-imagined from their previous record SECRETS, which has been streamed over 10 million times on Spotify.
It features collaborations with artists including Trenton Woodley from Hands Like Houses, Kellin Quin from Sleeping with Sirens, Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D., Becks and Sydney Rae White of The Wild Things.
You can find out more about it here.
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