Sydney heavy rockers Wicked Envy deliver big hooks and even bigger thrills with Outsider watch the Amy McIntosh (The Beautiful Monument) directed video premiering exclusively via Maniacs today.
Sydney heavy rockers, Wicked Envy, are ready to make their mark on the Australian heavy music scene with their enthralling new single and video for Outsider, premiering exclusively via Maniacs today. Directed by The Beautiful Monument’s Amy McIntosh, the video takes you on a dark and thrilling journey from the get-go, allowing the heart-pounding drums, soaring rhythms and bewitching vocals to manifest in physical form.
This thrilling new release is straight-up rock n’ roll with an alternative heavy twist. Vocalist, Des Hancock, inflicts compelling melodies and stand out emotional dynamics that will seep into your ears and make a little home there. The guitars and bass are heavy and dirty paying homage to '90s grunge adding a dark element to the music.
Speaking on the single Hancock shares
“I have always felt like an outsider throughout my life, wanting to fit in and be included but born to be different and now I’m ok with that. This song reeks vengeance, judgment and enigma. From beginning to the end, the intention is hinted at but the outcome remains unclear. Dark, mysterious and somewhat supernatural. The opening vocals are atmospheric and breathy, kind of spell like to entice the audience into the story.
‘Outsider’ is emotionally-charged like a classic horror movie and we wanted the music video to reflect that. We had a blast writing and recording ‘Outsider’ and believe it's our best track yet. We hope rock fans feel the same.”
Reminiscent of heavy hitters The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm and WAAX with an injection of '90s Smashing Pumpkins alt-rock sensibilities, and the grit of PJ Harvey and Aussie icon Adalita, Wicked Envy started to pave their way in the Australian music scene last year via their first two releases, It's Been A Longtime and Frantic.
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