Windwaker’s Post-Will King Era Begins with ‘Left In The Dark’

You know who has had an EPIC year of news and musical developments in 2022… Windwaker! Let’s try and catch the ill-informed up.

Firstly they kicked the year off at Knight And Day Festival where they alluded to us that we were in for a massive year ahead complete with new music and tours galore. Then in May, the band FINALLY released their debut album Love Language, which was met with high praise from fans, critics and the metalcore community alike. Following this they supported I Prevail and Motionless In White on their SOLD OUT Australian Tour then dropped a bombshell on us that frontman Will King was departing the group to focus on life outside of the music industry, helping others through his psychology degree. It was then revealed former vocalist Liam Guinane was returning to the outfit to fill the void left by Will, alongside newbie Connor Robins, who will be taking on the role of synth/samples and electronic drums – akin to that of Jordan Fish in Bring Me The Horizon – and now we get to hear this new lineup’s first dance together with a brand new song.

Left In The Dark‘ begins with an uptempo trap beat before Liam’s voice returns to our ears in an alluring fashion, drawing us in with his calm and collective delivery that takes us all the way up to a complete change in progression as Liam steps up his fast-spitting rap game surrounded by some impressive screams that remind us the band may still be finding their feet in this game, but they can still bash out a chunky/heavy track when the time calls for it. While bordering more on the EDM/alt-rock trend we’re smack bang in the middle of, it has the potential to utilise Liam’s range and duel clean/unclean signing abilities in Will’s absence, without losing too much of the heart and soul he brought to Windwaker.

A lot of fans need to remember, the band had been sitting on their album Love Language for three years. That music was what the band were feeling at the time of recording back in 2019, and now, we’re starting to see this next phase kick off – luckily for us (and their newly acquired fanbase since their debut album’s release), they’re not venturing too far from the original subject matter.

Do we know where the band may head for their next release and is ‘Left In The Dark’ an indication of that direction? Well, we have a biiiig interview we cannot wait to share with you in the coming weeks as part of our Wall of Sound TV pilot series and the band give us a sneak peek of where they could take their sound on their next LP… stay tuned for that, until then, sink into new Windy below!

Words by Paul ‘Browny’ Brown @brownypaul

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