UK-based alternative rock band and 5-piece The Walking Trees give us thrills and chills with their latest irresistible single, "Sun Goes Down."
Anyone who appreciates the likes of The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Iggy Pop will adore The Walking Trees' powerful, dark, and energetic sound. Comprising Loic Andrew Williams, Maximilian Mawdsley, Alessi Laurent-Marke (Alessi's Ark), Jason Santos, and Joshua Leach, The Walking Trees are ready to help you take a leap of faith with their recent hit, "Sun Goes Down."
What might seem like your usual soulful and passionate alternative rock song carries a profound meaning beneath the surface. In the words of The Walking Trees, "The song speaks life and invigoration into a world wrestling with fear, anxiety, isolation, and confusion."
They invite listeners to "consider embarking on the impossible, to leave behind fears of darkness pervading and to take a chance on something new."
This cinematic banger kicks off with a heavy and gritty alternative rock instrumental that carries a ton of dramatic and dynamic melodies to keep us engaged. The lead vocalist's charismatic vocals make this song incredibly easy to listen to, and his lyrical content of taking a leap of faith when the "Sun Goes Down" is another gripping aspect.
All while this is happening, The Walking Trees feed us their chaotic yet effortless language of sound that leaves our feet stomping. This refreshing song offers the perfect dose of motivation to remind listeners that when the going get's tough, the tough gets going.
When you're ready to step outside of your comfort zone, pump yourself up with The Walking Trees' feisty new single, "Sun Goes Down," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, The Walking Trees. We're feeling ready to take a leap of faith after listening to your new single, "Sun Goes Down." What inspired you to create such a motivational and exciting tune?
We felt like the world needed a song combining hope, humor, positivity, and courage, now more than anything else. Loic touched on the pandemic and the fear that surrounded the Lockdown and we all wanted to turn that incredibly difficult, divisive, and isolating time into a message of seizing the day, taking risks, and believing in the greater good, no matter the darkness surrounding us. The song is energetic. We need good energy and to share that with one another. Is the dark, powerful, and cinematic sound in "Sun Goes Down" something you're known to create? What is it about that particular sound that you think attracts listeners?
Listeners seem to connect with the poetry and the imagery that is sparked. We’ve been really fortunate to have drawn a lot of loyal fans around the world - even though this is only our third single. We feel very, very fortunate. What was your band's creative process like when in the studio creating "Sun Goes Down"? What was that experience like?
The song existed in a couple of different forms for a while before we demoed it with David Glover at Tesla Studios in Sheffield. We fleshed out the story a little further and then went back into the studio with Christoph Skirl and combined all of our field notes. Glover and Skirl are two talented men and have become really special friends. Honorary Trees even. What was your goal in terms of the listener's experience with "Sun Goes Down"? What do you hope the single does for them?
We hope the song is uplifting, and inspiring and encourages the listener to have some fun, grow some faith and turn away from the negativity that seems to be all-pervasive these days. There is a lot of good we can do.
What's next for you?
We are working on new music this summer and heading back into the studio!