WILD GIANTS: Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me Thursday, 20 January 2022 21:54 by madseason
Wild Giants - Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me

Alternative-rock band Wild Giants have just released their latest EP titled Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me. On the EP, Wild Giants jump outside the usual songwriting box of topics like love, hard times, or partying and into the realm of subjects like science fiction, spirituality, and dream-state lyricism. The innovative new release is now available to hear worldwide on digital streaming platforms.

Produced by Dan Parker, the seven-track EP explores these traditionally unconventional topics in a way that emphasizes their sound and image as a group. With Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me, Wild Giants are able to elaborate on and inquire about these subjects while maintaining their grit, engaging melodies, and mature lyricism cohesively.

"In a slight departure from my past writing styles, this EP tends to be more extrospective. I wanted to tell the story of how I see the world and the people around me. These songs illustrate my struggles with my health, relationships, government, and religion," explains lead vocalist and guitarist Austin Walashek.

Fans of Wild Giants have already gotten a peek of the EP with the pre-released singles Souvenir, Why Aren't We Freaking Out?, and Sleep Is For The Weak. These guitar-driven, compelling tracks, and the remaining unreleased songs from Wild Giants, offer bold insight into the band's future. Songs like If God Only Knew and Hometown showcase a more vulnerable and raw perspective on personal reflection. Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me takes elements of the rock music we love from the '90s and '00s and uses a modern voice to give it a fresh, contemporary inflection.

Austin Walashek turned to music as his saving grace when he had to cope with the aftermath of a severe athletic injury. The harrowing event led to the destruction of his dream of becoming an Olympic athlete. He formed Wild Giants in 2018 to expand his creative outlet and dive deeper into music. Wild Giants is a combination of talents between Walashek (vocals, guitar), Lyman Lipke (bass), and Cameron Agan (drums).

Wild Giants is defined by their unique formula of lyrical and musical inspirations. Drawing from artists like Nathaniel Rateliff and The Avett Brothers for their lyricism and bands such as Weezer and Kings of Leon for their musicality, this fusion of characteristics helps create the framework for Wild Giants' distinctive sound and aesthetic.

Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me is now available to stream worldwide on digital music platforms worldwide.

WILD GIANTS: Why Aren't We Freaking Out? Friday, 22 October 2021 13:41 by madseason
Wild Giants - Why Aren't We Freaking Out

Rock band Wild Giants dropped their new single "Why Aren't We Freaking Out?" a thought-provoking anthem that makes listeners stop and think about the acknowledgment of aliens. With constantly changing news cycles, some major news events do not get the attention they may deserve. Why Aren't We Freaking Out? brings attention to a topic that we may need to be freaking out about.

With heavy guitars and strong vocals, Why Aren't We Freaking Out? brings the listener on a musical journey that blends between science fiction and current news. Lead singer Austin Walashek took inspiration for this song from his own interest in sci-fi and conspiracy-related events. He calls this single his "best piece of work" so far. As the song transitions from a single guitar to a frenzy of instruments captivated by a controlled yet chaotic guitar solo, listeners get a taste of what the band was freaking out about in music form.

"The day the Pentagon opened the lid on UFOs by publicly confirming their existence and alien origins, I assumed the world as we knew it would be changed forever," says Walashek. Wild Giants reminds us that it is okay to take some time to "freak out" about some things that deserve more headlines.

The combination of Walashek on vocals and guitar, Lyman Lipke on bass, Todd Flaming on guitar, and Corey Batorski on drums, meshes perfectly. Their synchronicity allows listeners an experience to absorb the music itself along with the unique content in the lyrics as well. "The revelation was seemingly swept under the rug by the general public, but I couldn't keep my mind off of it… I kept asking myself, 'why aren't we freaking out,'" he explained, "I channeled my inner Tom Delonge for this track in hopes of bringing the spotlight back on the subject."

Produced by Dan Parker, Why Aren't We Freaking Out? is the third single off of the group's forthcoming EP, "Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me" and is available now to download and stream on digital music platforms worldwide. Check the accompanying video clicking on the image.