Wolf Rd is back with a banger of a new single in the form of “Way Down”. The band just celebrated the single drop with a big release show at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge.
“Way Down” taps into a little bit of everything I like about the pop-punk genre. It has catchy melodies, heavy guitar breakdowns, and lyrics with depth. The song is about picking up the pieces after you’ve had your heart broken. Frontman Chris Hoffmann had this to say about the track.
“Way Down” is fast and dancey and energetic because it’s not about staying down when you feel bad – it’s a song about pulling yourself up, putting yourself back out there, and being determined not to let your past or other peoples’ opinions determine how you’re going to live your life. Goodbye, and good riddance.
Who Is Wolf Rd?
The band released their debut EP Nowhere Around You in late 2019 to a sold-out crowd. They hail from the Chicago area and performed a number of shows in the region to support the release. Wolf Rd was just picking up a head of steam when the pandemic set in. From there, they spent the majority of 2020 working on new music. The result was the 2021 acoustic EP Counterpoint.
The band consists of Chris Hoffmann on vocals, Nick Hoffmann on drums, Geoffrey Duckmann on guitar, and Devin Stone holding it down on bass. They’re not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve. Picture a mixture of pop-punk with emo hooks and electronic dance synths then mix in some heavy guitar riffs and you’ve got an idea of what you’re in for. Fans of bands like A Day To Remember and Blink 182 should have an easy time connecting with their music.
Expect more new music from Wolf Rd soon, for more information visit their website. Follow along on Instagram and Twitter for additional updates. Let us know what you think of “Way Down” in the comments below.
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