US rock band Bad Wolves have released an empowering music video for their newest single ‘Sober’ and the video sees the effects of alcoholism and addiction on oneself and loved ones. Frontman Tommy Vext comments:
“This song was a unique opportunity to talk about addiction not only from the perspective of the addict but also from the perspective of their loved ones.”
And he’s not wrong there. Addiction doesn’t just affect the user, but also can affect those around you. ‘Sober’ comes off their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N. which was released last October (our review here) and when we caught up with Tommy himself last year, he told us that through this record, the band wanted to spread the message to fans that they’re not alone in hard times:
“We’re a very positive band with an anti-suicide message, and we talk a lot about recovery, self care and community. Like, what it takes to combat the darkness that a lot of people live with on a daily basis and I would like for people to not feel alone. That’s the purpose. I used to go to concerts and had these feelings as a teenager and adolescent, and I would always see Korn or Pantera. And there were all these people that were singing these songs where the lyrics were talking to me, they were talking about me, and I would go to a concert and all these other people felt the same way I did. And for me, what it means to be a metal-head, is if you have the same t-shirt as another person in the crowd, you’ll never be alone again. And that’s what I want Bad Wolves to be for people; I want people to know that they’re not alone in the way they feel, and that’s what we try to do with our music.”
N.A.T.I.O.N. is out now, grab your copy here.
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